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“Walking Together, Talking Together” with MC Hyland
Prismatic Park Writing Workshops
Jul 5, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
“O friend, we had not seen thee at this time,
And yet a power is on me and a strong
Confusion, and I seem to plant thee there.
Far art thou wandered now in search of health,
And milder breezes—melancholy lot—
But thou art with us, with us in the past,
The present, with us in the times to come.”
—Wordsworth, The Prelude
Writing can be a lonely and solitary process—but it doesn’t have to be that way! In this workshop, we’ll practice writing with and for specific interlocutors, through a series of short walking-and-talking exercises paired with written continuations of our walks. In the process, we’ll ask: how does a conversation change when it shifts from speech to writing? What does pairing these two modes shift in our writing practices?
The event is free and open to the public, however, advanced registration is strongly suggested. Please sign up here: http://bit.ly/WalkingTogetherTalkingTogether
MC Hyland is a PhD candidate in English Literature at New York University, and holds MFAs in Poetry and Book Arts from the University of Alabama. From her research, she produces scholarly and poetic texts, artists’ books, and public art projects. She is the founding editor of DoubleCross Press, a poetry micropress, as well as the author of several poetry chapbooks and the poetry collection Neveragainland (Lowbrow Press, 2010). Her work has been supported by grants and fellowships from NYU, the University of Alabama, the Mellon Foundation, Poets House, the Wordsworth Summer Conference, the Minnesota State Arts Board, and Art Shanty Projects.
This workshop is presented as part of MC Hyland’s “A Walking Poets Library” residency at Prismatic Park in collaboration with Madison Square Park: http://bit.ly/MCHyland