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Sunday, May 6 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Collaborative Writing: Solidarity, Strategy & Spark FULL

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Writing is often a solitary act. Writing in collaboration with a partner or group can build community and infuse a spirit of experimentation and play into one’s creative process. We’ve found that it’s brought growth, flexibility, surprise, stability, and a heightened sense of audience to our work, and we’re excited to share that with others! In this workshop, participants will hear, discuss, and create collaborative writing. Instructors will present models of collaborative writing from their three collaborative projects and introduce different ways of thinking about collaborative writing, such as creating in concert with art (ekphrastic writing), with the environment (place-based writing), and with other writers (writing in community). Participants will also have the opportunity to generate a collaborative piece. Takeaways will include ideas for collaborative projects, strategies for success in forging collaborative partnerships, and information about places to submit collaborative writing for publication.

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Rebecca Hart Olander

Writing Teacher / Westfield State University, Editor & Director / Perugia Press
Rebecca Hart Olander holds an MFA in poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her poetry has appeared recently in Jet Fuel Review, Massachusetts Review, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal, among others, and her critical work has been published in Rain Taxi Review of Books, Solstice Literary... Read More →

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Elizabeth Paul

INTO Mason Graduate Pathway Instructor, George Mason University
Elizabeth Paul has an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and her work has appeared in Cold Mountain Review, Carolina Quarterly, Cider Press Review, and elsewhere. Her chapbook Reading Girl is a collection of ekphrastic prose poems based on paintings by Henri Matisse. Liz's collaborations... Read More →

Sunday May 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Hawthorne Hotel, Skylark Room