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February 2020

Wednesday, February 12 @ 7:00 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Writing the World with Thomas Swick

Wednesdays, February 12 – March 11 (5 weeks) 7 – 9 p.m. | MDC Wolfson Campus, Downtown Miami During this course, students work on travel stories with the intent of eventually publishing them. Discover the seven key elements – a personal voice, a point of view, imagination, insight, humor, people, dialogue – and how best to incorporate them into your stories. Learn about the importance of finding a theme – something that ties your disparate and seemingly random experiences of a place together –…

May 2020

Wednesday, May 6 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

After, Before, and Outside an MFA with R.O. Kwon

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 6 – 9 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This is a crash course on how to find time, money, and space to write after, before, and outside an MFA. How to find residencies and fellowships, and what are best practices for applying? How helpful are writing conferences? Where can you participate in literary communities? What’s a key part of a magazine pitch? Please come to class with ideas about short pieces you’d like to pitch to publications.…

Wednesday, May 6 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Poetry: The Conscious/Subconscious with Richard Blanco

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 6 – 9 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. A poem is a conscious expression born out of the subconscious mind. Through interactive lectures and exercises, we will explore those techniques that we consciously employ in poetry, namely: the using specific, concrete imagery; the dynamics of line breaks; how to harness to power of figurative language; and the linguistics underlying musicality. Likewise, we will explore the equally important subconscious territory of memory,…

Wednesday, May 6 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Art and Craft of Memoir with Boris Fishman

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 6 – 9 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. During our time together, we will read excerpts of exemplary memoirs (and peek at a couple of craft manuals); take them apart to figure out how they became so exemplary (and to remind ourselves that their authors were once staring at a blank page, too); do some craft exercises to practice those concepts; and then deploy them in short pieces of memoiristic writing that we will workshop as a group.…

Thursday, May 7 @ 6:30 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Taller: “La brevedad, técnica y misterio” con Ana María Shua

Jueves  7 y viernes 8 de mayo, 6:30 a 9:30 p.m. y Sábado 9 de mayo, 10 a.m. a 1 p.m. ¿Qué es un microrrelato? ¿Es una mariposa, un perfume, una brisa, un texto narrativo? Las fronteras de la nación del microrrelato y sus países limítrofes. El microrrelato ¿nace o se hace? ¿Se trata de resumir o de ser breves? Un género des-generado. El golpe de sentido. Los formatos extra literarios. Cómo aprovechar la fuerza del adversario para derribarlo… o los conocimientos del lector para completar el significado.…

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