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Saturday, April 7 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
8E: Experimental Writing for Non-Experimental Writers FULL
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What does it mean for writing to be experimental? The great writer Margaret Atwood defines it as writing "that sets up certain rules for itself . . . while subverting the conventions according to which readers have understood what constitutes a proper work of literature." In making its own rules, a lot of the old rules have to be tossed out, of course, and so this workshop provides a few examples of the most innovative, rule-busting, eclectic works of the postmodern, absurdist, metafictional and transgressive canon. We’ll look at a wild and gutsy array of passages, old and new, that dare to be different. We'll also generate multi-genre experimental writing of our own through a series of exercises.

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avatar for Porochista Khakpour

Porochista Khakpour

Author, SICK: A MEMOIR
Porochista Khakpour is the author of the forthcoming memoir Sick (Harper Perennial, June 2018), and the novels The Last Illusion (Bloomsbury, 2014)—a 2014 "Best Book of the Year" according to NPR, Kirkus, Buzzfeed, Popmatters, Electric Literature, and more — and Sons and Other... Read More →


Saturday April 7, 2018 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Beacon Hill Room - 4th Floor

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