Frequency Writers' Workshops

Saturday, May 19, 2012

10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Cost: $80

73 Harrison Street
Providence, RI

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Sat, 2012-05-19 10:00 - 14:00

In this course, we will look at a number of poetic attempts to write about happiness. How to do it? In fact, to do so seems almost taboo or somehow not part of what might be considered hip just now: the sexy, the edgy, the ironic. And, perhaps, also, more challenging to write. How to give happiness the same complexity given to sadness? Not a flat, one note song. How to do it without sentimentality? And, with sentiment? What makes a good poem about happiness? Can we even agree on that? Can it be sexy, edgy, ironic? We will read a number of efforts to “write happiness” and try, too, to write our own versions. All are welcome.
Studios are geared towards drafting new work.

The pieces you’ll be drafting will be about, or inspired by, select readings that the instructor will share with you. Come ready to read and discuss a little bit, and to write a lot.