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Two Voices, Two Parts: Working with Prose and Poetry in the Same Work

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Two Voices, Two Parts: Working with Prose and Poetry in the Same Work

  • The Skillery 1323 6th Ave N Nashville, TN, 37208 United States (map)

This workshop will be dedicated to manuscripts in which the language alternates between poetry and prose. Over the course of four weeks, we’ll seek to discover how it is that these two kinds of language function together in a single work. What are the elements that make up the poetry, and the prose, of the work? What is its overall structure?  What are its meanings?

Key Takeaways:
Over the course of four sessions, in addition to looking at models of prose-and-poetry within a single text, each writer will present her or his work once, while acting as reader for the other writers.  

Who's it For:
Anyone, especially writers, with an interest in the intersection between poetry and prose.

When does this class meet?
This class meets on Thursdays, April 2-April 23, 7-9pm.  

About the Teacher:
Adria Bernardi is the author of a collection of essays, Dead Meander, which received a Bronze Award in the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the category of and essay/creative nonfiction.  She is the author of two novels, Openwork, and The Day Laid on the Altar, which was awarded the 1999 Bakeless Prize by Andrea Barrett.  A collection of short stories, In the Gathering Woods, was awarded the 2000 Drue Heinz Literature Prize by Frank Conroy.  She was awarded the 2007 Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Fellowship to complete Small Talk, a translation the poetry of Raffaello Baldini.  Her most recent translation, the poetry of Cristina Annino, Chronic Hearing: Selected Poems 1977-2012, was recently published by Chelsea Editions.  She has taught fiction-writing at the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.  

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Registration is $130, here.

Earlier Event: March 27
Office Hours with Kirsty Hughan
Later Event: April 3
Office Hours with Derrick Castle