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Creative Nonfiction Workshop: Subject, Yourself with Joseph Earl Thomas
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 @ 6:30 pm
Tuesdays, August 3 – 24 (4 weeks)
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. EST | Online | Register to receive link
Pay-What-You-Can Pricing: To ensure that these special workshops facilitated by our Emerging Writer Fellows are as accessible as possible to the widest audience possible, we’re putting it into your hands to pay what you can for this workshop. Choose a ticket price, ranging from $25 to $100, based upon what feels right to you.
This creative nonfiction workshop will focus on reading the self, yourself, as a subject of inquiry. Of the myriad ways this could be done, we’ll spend most of our time talking about tense; perspective (1st, 2nd, 3rd); and the aesthetics of difference, for example race, sex, gender, class, etc. without limitation to politically, biologically, or medically differentiated or legible subject positions. We’ll focus on mining interiority alongside our relations to other living people, things, and objects towards both narrative and non-narrative exegesis of the self. Short readings from a variety of artists, and writing exercises will help us distinguish, find, and articulate our own worlds and voices.
Joseph Earl Thomas is a writer from Northeast Philly whose work has appeared in The Offing, Gulf Coast, and Kenyon Review magazines. His writing mostly concerns the relationships between fantasy, feelings, and possibility.
Scholarships Available for MDC Students
Miami Book Fair is offering two (2) full-tuition scholarships for MDC students interested in attending the above-listed creative writing workshops. Applicants must be currently-enrolled, (full time or part time) degree-seeking Miami Dade College students with a demonstrated financial need.
To Apply for a Scholarship:
Please send an email to Marci Cancio-Bello, Miami Book Fair programs coordinator at email@example.com before the start of the workshop you would like to attend. The message must include your contact information, the title of the workshop you’d like to take, a short statement of financial need, your MDC class schedule, and a writing sample. First-time writers who lack a writing sample should submit a statement explaining their interest in the workshop.