Multi-Genre/Hybrid Forms Workshop

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The Hybrid Forms Workshop is a collaborative class,  co-taught by myself and my colleague, Poet James White. We created this class for workshop participants who would like the opportunity to learn, read and work in an array of genres (ex. Lyric Essays, Prose Poetry, Autobiographical Fiction, etc.). Whether you are a beginning writer who wants a chance to try their hand at poetry and prose, or you are a writer who doesn’t see their work fitting neatly into the confines of one specific form, this class will afford you the opportunity to work without the restriction of having to define “what it is.”

The course gives writers of all genres the opportunity to work with two instructors, explore texts and supplemental readings in fiction, nonfiction and poetry, as well as have a more diverse group of writers to share their writing with. And although the intention of this course is to offer flexibility of forms, we want to stress that participants are able to submit and create in any genre they choose (no one will be required to write poetry, fiction or nonfiction if they don’t want to). The class discussions will explore hybrid forms of memoir, nonfiction and poetry, and explore the questions: what can poets learn from prose writers? And what can prose writers learn from poets?


The Hybrid Forms Class is co-taught by myself and James AH White.

James A.H. White earned his B.A. in CreativeWriting from Knox College in Galesburg, IL and his M.F.A. in Creative Writing with a concentration in 10422527_493319530809008_8832957156157283701_nPoetry from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. A winner of the 2014 AWP Intro Journals Project award in Poetry and nominee for multiple Pushcart Prizes, James currently serves as an editor for 3Elements Review. His writing appears or is forthcoming in Colorado Review,Gertrude, Hermeneutic Chaos, Tahoma Literary Review, and DIAGRAM, among others. His chapbook, Hiku [Pull], is forthcoming from Porkbelly Press in early 2016. Born in Surrey, England, James currently resides in South Florida, where he teaches and edits.

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