To get get hold of what we most want to use, within ourselves, as writers, we can learn a method of paying attention to intuition at a deep level by thinking with what psychoanalysis calls our “object world.”
This workshop will help writers acquire a method for thinking deeply about the object world–both for the sake of new work, regarding revision of work that could be taken deeper, and finding our way forward in work that’s in progress. We’ll read a few texts about “objects” and some examples from canonical fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, and then try to help each other in workshop with our ongoing projects.
Week One will be an introductory session on “objects” in our current work, with the following three weeks for workshops.
About Reginald Gibbons
Reginald Gibbons is a poet, writer of fiction and essays, translator, and sometime artist. His eleventh book of poems was published in 2021 by Four Way Books. His most recent book of fiction is a collection of very short stories, An Orchard in the Street (BOA Editions, 2017). His 1990s novel Sweetbitter won an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and his Creatures of a Day was a Finalist for the National Book Award. He is to currently at work on short fiction, a novel, poems, and translations of Boris Pasternak and Marina Tsvetaeva (with Russian poet Ilya Kutik). He teaches at Northwestern University in the Litowitz Graduate Creative Writing Program, which he directed in its first two years. He also taught for many years in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.
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