Live Zoom workshops are 2 hours long and run for between 4 and 6 weeks.
4 week workshops are $300
6 week workshops are $425
Each workshop will be capped at 12 people to ensure that everyone gets workshopped at least twice in a 4 week workshop and at least 3 times in a 6 week workshop.
The work submitted will be generated by prompts and readings provided in the workshop.
Poetry submissions will be capped at 3 pages per workshop.
Prose submissions will be capped at 5 pages per workshop.
For an extra $75 for each workshop, the instructor (if multiple, you may choose) will read up to 10 additional pages of poetry or 20 additional pages of prose and provide a 1-page critique letter.
All workshops are fully refundable up until a week before the workshop start date. After that point, 75% of the workshop fee will be refunded. From the day of the workshop on, there will be no refunds.
6 Week Workshop- Odes to/from/through the Nonhuman
Saturdays, starting October 9th- November 13th, 4pm EST
What does it mean to inhabit, to slip the silence into, to transmit, the nonhuman/to the nonhuman. How does the human reverb into the register of the animal, the object, the wind? And what does it mean to love within these (impossible?) spaces? Donna Haraway wonders alongside her dog, but also recognizes the human body as nonhuman infection (only 10% of us is biologically human, she reminds us-- so the next time someone says it's impossible to imagine the nonhuman as a human ask them to count the bacteria in their mouth that helped them form those words). We will think about limits in this workshop. We will think about what it means to long for the nonhuman/ to be otherwise. What it feels like to shed. To shell. To shale.
Instructors: Erik Fuhrer and Wren Hanks
Erik Fuhrer (they/he)
is the author of 6 books of poetry and art/collage, including the forthcoming Eye, Apocalypse (Spuyten Duyvil, 2021). They have taught creative writing and gender studies at The University of Notre Dame and have taught writing since 2011 at multiple universities and colleges. They have also worked in The University of Iowa's Center for Teaching, atwhich they were an assistant director. They hold an MFA in poetry from The University of Notre Dame and will be receiving their PhD from the University of Glasgow this fall.
Wren Hanks (he/him)
Wren Hanks is the author of Lily-livered (Driftwood Press, March 2021) and The Rise of Genderqueer (Brain Mill Press, 2018). A 2016 Lambda Literary Emerging Writers Fellow, his recent appears or is forthcoming in Indiana Review, Third Coast, New South, and elsewhere. He lives in Brooklyn, where he works in pet and wildlife rescue.
6-Week Workshop: Fucking Up (November 14th- December 19th, 7pm EST)
This workshop privileges, well, fuck-ups-- the straying from the plan, the dark alleys of error we are trained to fix. Noise and excess will guide us, as will erasure (seems contradictory, but it isn't really. Absence can be excessive). We will look at vispo, at Francis Bacon paintings, at some Deleuze, at a scene from Tim Burton's Batman. We will fail and fail again and fail better and fail and fail and fail (because that's where the fun is--where the vibrations are).
Duration: 4 weeks
Cost: $300 Dollars
Instructor: Erik Fuhrer
Erik Fuhrer (they/he) is the author of 6 books of poetry and art/collage, including the forthcoming Eye, Apocalypse (Spuyten Duyvil, 2021). They have taught creative writing and gender studies at The University of Notre Dame and have taught writing since 2011 at multiple universities and colleges. They have also worked in The University of Iowa's Center for Teaching, at which they were an assistant director. They hold an MFA in poetry from The University of Notre Dame and will be receiving their PhD in creative writing, with a focus on erasure poetics and nonhuman aesthetics, from the University of Glasgow this fall.