Shaping Our Stories: A Hybrid Approach to Writing the Body

Posted by LitArtsRI

When we deeply observe the body and its rhythms, what shape does our story take? If we tell the story of bodies in pain, does the story shape change? In this generative workshop, we will embrace metaphor through hybrid forms, experimenting with hermit crab forms, erasure techniques, and image-text writing while revamping our drafting toolkit with photography, tarot, and medical diagrams. As we map our stories through body-conscious writing, we will follow their shapes into deeper empathy, particularly when writing through sites of pain.

Open to writers of all levels. This is a 2-week workshop, with a 2-hour session each week.

T his 2-week workshop meets on Saturday afternoons from 12-2pm at LitArts RI on the following dates:

Sat, May 4

Sat, May 11

About Your Teaching Artist

Erin Vachon (they/them) is a gender-fluid writer and editor living with invisible disabilities. They are 2023 Recipient of the SmokeLong Fellowship for Emerging Writers and a 2023 Writer-in-Residence at Linden Place. Their work appears in Black Warrior Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, DIAGRAM, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Pinch, and Brevity, among others. An alum of the Tin House Summer workshop, Erin earned their MA in English Literature and Comparative Literature from the University of Rhode Island.

Event Dates
Saturday from Saturday, May 4, 2024 through Saturday, May 11, 2024
Event time
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Cost / donation
$100 General Admission
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