WRITING INTENSIVE, December 11, 2016
Writing the Silence, with Jen Fitzgerald
How can we draw from our lives to create art?
Poetry and Essay share a cerebral kinship that require a distillation of life. They make their way to the page from the creative center of existence that follows its own synaptic leaps to revelation. But they are born of living.
The human interactions, the brick and mortar, and the witnessing of events all shape our individual and collective consciousness. Writing comes from this space—poetry keeps it primal and essays stretch and contort their paragraph bodies into shapes we can all recognize as part of ourselves. Tap into that primal place in a three-hour intensive workshop with Jen Fitzgerald.
Jen Fitzgerald is a poet, essayist, and a native New Yorker who received her MFA in Poetry at Lesley University. She is the host of New Books in Poetry Podcast, a member of New York Writers Workshop, and was a Bread Loaf 2014 Conference participant. Her first collection of poetry, The Art of Work has been published by Noemi Press in September of 2016. Her writing has been featured on PBS Newshour and Harriet: The Poetry Foundation Blog and in Tin House, Salon, PEN Anthology, Cosmonauts Avenue, among others and is forthcoming at Colorado Review and Public Pool. She is now in the D.C. area and at work on her memoir.