Jumping Lines: Playing with Images and Words with Stephanie Trott & Erin Vachon
In this pay-what-you-can Weekend Workshop Intensive, we’ll explore how experimenting with images can open up your writing. How do we incorporate art into our work so that the whole piece sings? What can comics and image-play achieve that traditional prose forms cannot? And how do we play with text on the page as both a visual and narrative component? Writers will read and consider work by Lynda Barry, Sarah Minor, Sarah J. Sloat, and Calvin Walds as we prepare to jump lines between genres and vault into experimentation. Three live Zoom sessions will offer space for writing, discussion, and exploration, supplemented with craft notes, written exercises, and a workshop forum. Whether you’re new or experienced to the notion of image work, this workshop is an opportunity to explore the liminal spaces between word and image and will provide new perspectives for writers working in any genre.
In addition to written craft notes, exercises, and an interactive forum, we will meet live on Zoom on Friday at 7 p.m. & Saturday/Sunday at 4 p.m. (ET) for roughly 1.5 hours.