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Writing With Animals with Alan Felsenthal: Summer Workshop

Registration Deadline: May 30

Jun 9, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Alan Felsenthal

Six Tuesdays, June 9–July 14

Registration Deadline: May 30

This workshop is offered via Zoom, a free video conferencing app.

Workshop registration includes free Zoom tutorial.

Class Dates:
Tuesday, June 9, 6–8:30pm
Tuesday, June 16, 6–8:30pm
Tuesday, June 23, 6–8:30pm
Tuesday, June 30, 6–8:30pm
Tuesday, July 7, 6–8:30pm
Tuesday, July 14, 6–8:30pm

Animals can be seen as familiars, part-human creatures, gods, even value concepts. Turned into symbols and metaphors in so many ways, their lived experiences can be degraded by representation. But can they also be exalted through invocation? To inspire our writing experiments, we will read Farid ud-Din Attar, Coral Bracho, Jean de La Fontaine, Donika Kelly, Marianne Moore, Frances Ponge, Marie Ponsot, Ariana Reines, and Jules Renard—and from a 12th-century Latin bestiary translated by T. H. White.

Alan Felsenthal is the author of Lowly. His writing has appeared in BOMB, The Brooklyn Rail, Critical Quarterly, jubilat, Harper’sand the New York Times Magazine. He runs The Song Cave, a small press, with Ben Estes.

Admission $325


Jun 9, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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