Stop, Collaborate and Listen: Learning to Write Collaborative Pieces with Japanese poetry forms

Instructor:  Kyle D. Craig
Date: 2 Sundays: November 6, 20
Time: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: IWC
Cost: $114 Nonmembers, $78 members, $66 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

Let’s face it, at times writing can become an isolating endeavor, one that leaves us feeling further away from our goals of integration and connection to own selves and others. One solution to this problem is to engage in writing collaborative pieces. From linked verses to sequences to prose combinations, Japanese forms of poetry such as renga, tanka, haiku, haiga, and haibun have been vehicles through which writers collaborate and create works where their words become dependent upon one another. In the first session, participants will learn the elements of these various poetry forms, how to write them, and how they work when done collaboratively. In the second session, participants will go through a series of writing exercises where they write collaboratively with a partner, write collaboratively with a small group, and write collaboratively with a larger group. Come and see why many writers find working collaboratively to be one of the most enlivening and fun ways to engage the creative process.

 
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