The 2014 Summer Writing Institute
Developed in collaboration with guest facilitators, David Ball, and lee williams boudakian, the 2014 Summer Writing Institute is offering three cutting-edge writing Intensives (descriptions linked below) where participants from a diversity of experience levels, and genres of interest, will have the unique opportunity to participate in a rigorous, intergenerational, diverse, and intersectional community of writers. Through each Intensive participants will:
- explore, nourish and grow their creativity;
- develop their craft; and
- engage in meaningful consideration of important questions regarding response/abilities of the writer/artist as a socially, politically, and culturally engaged actor in our world.
The Institute emerges from the belief that the role of the story-writer, and the storyteller, has perhaps never been more important as we, with increasing urgency, require new narratives to assist us in repairing parts of ourselves, our communities, and our world that are broken. As such, the Institute centres story-writing and storytelling as cultural forms, artistic practices, and political tools, that require and deserve training, mentorship, and collaboration.
The Intensives (Click on each to learn more)
The Story We Be: The Craft of Memoir & Personal Narrative
Facilitator: mia susan amir
Date: June 9th – July 18th
Number of Workshops: 7
Registration fee: $150.00 – $350.00