Generating New Work - All Genre with Thaddeus Rutkowski

    Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 12:00 PM until Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 2:00 PM

    Sarah Lawrence College
    1 Mead Way
    Bronxville, NY 10708
    United States

    Instructor: Thaddeus Rutkowski
    Length: 5 sessions, $450
    Tuesdays,  12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Have you ever felt stymied by the blank page? Or do you have a project you want to take to the next level? This workshop will provide creative prompts to point you to new sources of inspiration. Participants will write a short piece of fiction, nonfiction or hybrid based on the prompts, then will share their work for constructive feedback. The assignments will offer guidelines, but will be wide open to interpretation.
    Exercises may be based on memory or experiences, or may focus on voice and language. Students may be asked to help create the assignments. Often, these exercises grow into longer works after the meeting. Time will also be given to discussion of works-in-progress, which may be distributed in advance. 
    As a teacher, I often write along with students. I've found that the work generated this way feeds into my ongoing projects. A number of my "exercises" were collected into a recent book of mine, Violent Outbursts, which was well reviewed in Kirkus, Los Angeles Review and elsewhere.

    Thaddeus Rutkowski is a graduate of Cornell University and The Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of the books Guess and Check (Gival Press), Violent Outbursts (Spuyten Duyvil), Haywire(Starcherone Books), Tetched (Behler Publications)and Roughhouse(Kaya Press). Haywire won the Members’ Choice Award, given by the Asian American Writers Workshop. He also teaches at Medgar Evers College and the Writer's Voice of the West Side YMCA in New York. He received a fiction writing fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts and has been a resident writer at MacDowell, Yaddo and other colonies. His stories have appeared in Copper Nickel, Faultline, Fiction, Fiction International, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Iron Horse Review, Sou’wester, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and many other publications.


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