This workshop is open to all levels of writers in all genres.
As a potent language of the body, dreams connect us to
Before the break I will circulate samples of writing in several genres which incorporate dreams so as to give participants a feel for the multitude of ways dreams can be folded into writing—e.g. as epigraph, as parenthesis, as leitmotif or as register. Taking their cue from the samples, each participant will spend the afternoon finding ways that work for them. By the end of the day, each will have made headway in, if not completed, at least one piece of writing that’s either informed by or successfully integrates dream material. The last hour of the workshop will be dedicated to sharing work (optional).
Come with at least two dreams that have revealed something important to you and that you want to work with on the page. Dreams can be useful both in generating new material and in deepening or reinvigorating works-in-progress. Come with a sense of where you want to focus your efforts for the day.