This workshop, led by Attic Institute founder David Biespiel, is the kind of study every writer needs, from beginners to the most advanced. It's an opportunity to write from studying your own self-portrait via photos, drawings, snapshots, b&ws, candids, distortions, &c. The workshop approach empahsizes the concept of obseravtional writing as a direct route to achieve new imaginative possibilities, whether you're writng fiction, memoir, or poems. The approach demands careful observation and the translation of those observations into clear and precise notes, jottings, and studies. Self-portrait writing is one of the foundational skill sets that all writers should practice. It hones your concentration on details and the language that comes from those details, and it releases you into new zones for your memories and projections to emerge. Our focus will be almost entirely on making new pieces of writing with hardly any time dedicated to critique or revision. Included in your tuition is a signed copy of the tenth anniversary edition of David's book, Every Writer Has a Thousand Faces, with a Foreword by Chuck Palahniuk, which we will use as a "textbook" for the workshop.
WEEKEND: Self-Portraits: Writing from Life w David Biespiel | Apr 19
Sunday, Apr 19, 9 - 4pm
Attic Institute, 4232 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Early Registration and Tuition Deadline is seven (7) days prior to the start of the workshop. | Early Registration: $150 (cash/check); $156 (Paypal). | Late Registration: $165 (cash/check); $170 (PayPal).