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Writing Experiments With Stephen Boyer

14 Oct

Friend of SWOP-LA and fabulous writer and facilitator, Stephen Boyer, will be lending his talents to a new group for writers! Join folks from SWOP and the community for this fabulous workshop.

Stephen’s workshop will meet 10 consecutive Wednesday evenings, from 7 to 10 p.m. The dates: November 4th through January 13th (with two weeks off for the holidays). Cost: $200 with a $50 deposit by October 28th. Balance of payment can be paid throughout the workshop.

In the past, the workshop has filled up quickly, so if you’re interested, do contact Stephen promptly.

Most weeks students will be assigned a short take-home writing experiment which they will share with the class the following week. Assignments will range from cut ups to exploring bodily sensations. Assignments are geared towards the class dynamic, so they may eventually drop away or they may continue for the duration of the class.

Each week we will also critique longer pieces by two to four students. Students may bring in anything they want (up to 20 pages) for the longer critiques. Depending on the length, these longer pieces will be read aloud in class or handed out a week ahead of time. Though this class will have a prose focus, it is cross-genre, and poets are welcome. The class is limited to 10 students. Lots and lots of personal attention. It takes place in Los Angeles, in my Los Feliz apartment, which comes complete with snacks and lots of books to browse through.

This is a good class for poets wanting to play around with narrative or prose writers wanting to open up their prose.

About me: I performed in Marc Arthur’s performance art event “The Key”. Kevin Killian has asked me to act in two of his plays, “Geyser!” and “Gossip Girl”. I’ve performed work at the Center for Sex and Culture as part of the Queer Arts Festival. An EDITION of mine was published for the show ANDMOREAGAIN at 2nd Floor Projects in San Francisco. I’ve been published in two anthology’s “Cool Thing: Best Gay Fiction” and “Madder Love: Queer Men and the Precincts of Surrealism”.

If you’re interested, please email Stephen by clicking here with work samples, etc. Or–if you know anybody who might be interested, please pass this email along to them. If you’re interested do contact me promptly. Preference given to those not currently enrolled in a grad writing program.

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