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PUT INTO WORDS: A writing class for artists and technologists by Joanne McN...

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School for Poetic Computation

155 Bank Street

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PUT INTO WORDS: A writing class for artists and technologists.


Writers often wear many hats. William Carlos Williams was a doctor. Liu Cixin wrote The Three-Body Problem with a day job as an engineer. David Wojnarowicz, Sally Mann, and Patti Smith are only a few of the many artists who have written classic and award-winning books. A number of great writers might not even identify as writers (yet.)

This class is designed for students with technology and art practices who would like to accomplish a project with a writing component. You will learn how to use your background and creative skills in the composition of prose. In addition to the basics of writing and publishing, this class will also impart critical tools such as how to evaluate your own writing and offer constructive feedback to your peers. If you are struggling to complete a writing project, or would like to begin writing a text that right now lives in your head, this class might be the encouragement that you need.

Instructor Joanne McNeil has experience editing first-time writers and special insight on how artists and technologists might bring their ideas to the page.


Still image from JUST BROWSING by Joanne McNeil, motion graphics by Nicole Antebi


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March 22 (Friday) 6-10 p.m
March 23 (Saturday) 1-5 p.m
March 24 (Sunday) 1-5 p.m

*Full participation in three sessions required

What will happen in these three days?

We will review different forms of writing and discuss what aspects make the work hold. Another session will provide an overview of publishing and distribution methods, including independent and self-publishing strategies. Finally, we will focus on developing a critical eye. Learning how to evaluate your work and offer constructive criticism is vital for growth as a writer.

Course objectives:

—Set writing goals

—Learn to structure, outline, and revise your writing

—Develop your unique voice and style

—Build skills to evaluate your work and offer feedback to others

—Discover the right publishing methods for you

—Find a writing parter and/or writing community

Instructor Bio:

Joanne McNeil’s first book, LURKING, will be released this fall through MCD FSG. In 2015, she was the inaugural winner of the Thoma Foundation Arts Writing Fellowship Award for an emerging digital arts writer. She was an Artist-in-Residence and an Impact Resident at Eyebeam.


PUT INTO WORDS: A writing class for artists and technologists by Joanne McNeil at SFPC is organized by Taeyoon Choi (SFPC). If anyone has a need for ASL, CART or other accessibility support, please contact taeyoon@sfpc.io We will do our best to support your participation.

Full refund until Feb 23, 2019. 50% refund until March 8, 2019. No refund from March 9.
Participants need to attend all three sessions of the workshop. No partial or remote participation will be allowed.




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