On Prose Syntax: a Generative Fiction/Nonfiction Workshop:
• Important to know:
This is 1 of 3 generative prose workshops with Baron Wormser (March 14, 21, and 28). Each is an individual workshop and they do not need to be attended as a series. Participation in these workshops will be decided via a lottery. Please sign up here: http://burlingtonwritersworkshop.com/baron-wormser-workshop-lottery/. The lottery closes on Friday, February 23, midnight.
This workshop is funded in part by the BCA Community Fund.
• What we'll do:
This workshop will consider how various approaches to sentence construction can broaden any writer's approach to his or her material. We will do 2 prompts each session, one from a fiction writer and one from a nonfiction writer. • About your workshop leader, Baron Wormser:
Baron Wormser is the author/co-author of fourteen books and a poetry chapbook. His books include Scattered Chapters: New and Selected Poems (Sarabande Books),The Road Washes Out in Spring: a Poet’s Memoir of Living Off the Grid (University Press of New England), and The Poetry Life: Ten Stories (CavanKerry Press). His novel Tom o’ Vietnam, about a Vietnam veteran who is obsessed with King Lear, was published by New Rivers Press in the fall of 2017. Wormser has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Bread Loaf, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. From 2000 to 2006 he served as poet laureate of the state of Maine. He has taught many dozens of workshops across the United States and continues to offer generative workshops along with workshops focusing on the works of a particular poet. Founder of the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching and the Frost Place Seminar, Baron lives in Montpelier and teaches in the Fairfield University MFA Program.
• About your BWW host, Margaret Grant:
Margaret Grant is a fiction writer interested in the attachments we form with each other and with the landscape that defines us. She has written two novels and is currently at work on a collection of braided short stories. Margaret is a workshop leader for the Burlington Writers Workshop and past managing editor of Mud Season Review. Her writing has appeared in Flash Fiction Magazine and is forthcoming in Kenyon Review Online.