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MultiGenre Creative WRITING CIRCLE with Carmen Bugan

  • Sunday, October 23, 2022
  • 10:00 AM
  • Sunday, December 11, 2022
  • 10:00 AM
  • via Zoom
  • 6


  • Includes 3-month trial membership

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Writing Circle

MultiGenre Creative WRITING CIRCLE

with Carmen Bugan

In this multi-genre writing circle, we will cover the following topics: the writer's voice across several genres; poetry; short story; essay; memoir; and the novel. Writers will write about turning points in their lives by using the conventions of each genre. We will reflect on how the subject of the story/ the content is illuminated by these changes in language patterns and emphasis. It will be a deep engagement with the oldest technical consideration of subject matter and style as we explore the writing voice. Examples from literature will show how other writers handled this question of finding the best way to tell their stories.

Carmen Bugan, George Orwell Prize Fellow, is the author of five poetry collections, among which Lilies from America: New and Selected Poems (a PBS Special Commendation). Her memoir, Burying the Typewriter: Childhood Under the Eye of the Secret Police, was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, and her monograph on Seamus Heaney and East European Poetry in Translation: Poetics of Exile has received wide recognition. Her book, Poetry and the Language of Oppression: Essays on Politics and Poetics (Oxford University Press, 2021), was named "an essential book for writers" by Poets & Writers; her new book of poems, Time Being, was praised by the Irish Times poetry editor for its "disciplined precision".. Bugan was a Creative Arts Fellow in Literature at Wolfson College, Oxford University, a Hawthornden Fellow, the Helen DeRoy Professor in Honors at the University of Michigan, and has also taught at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. She has a doctorate in English literature from Balliol College, Oxford. Dr Bugan is on the faculty at the Gotham Writers' Workshop in Manhattan, The Poetry School in London, the Oxford Writing Mentors, serves on the Advisory Board of the Geneva Writers' Group, and teaches creative writing worldwide.

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