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F*ck the Muse: Grab Your Writing by the Nasty Bits
Do you ever feel like writing is a mysterious dark magic, and you are a diviner channeling the ancient muse onto a blank page? What do you do when the fickle bastard evaporates, leaving only clichés and a nasty stain on your pillow? Take control of your writing. Start questioning your assumptions about what is or isn't possible with the art. Build a toolkit you can trust to guide you past the fatal mindbog of blocks, habits, and hangups. With an understanding of creative process, influence from other disciplines, the lessons of post-structuralist queer theory, and a sprinkle of pixie-stick sugar, we can banish the paralyzing muse-delusion once and for all.
As a multimedia artist, Eric specializes in collaborative creation, writing, and performance. Formerly Artistic Director of New World Arts and Technical Director of The LIDA Project, Eric now builds custom web applications with OddBird, makes music+art with Teacup Gorilla, and explores writing+performance with Vicious Trap. Recent work includes “Every Other Day” (New World Arts/Pinchpenny Press), “Untitled #39″ (LIDA), and “Missa Populi” (Vicious Trap). He is currently developing “Into the Green Green Mud: a novel with pictures” online (OddBird/Teacup Gorilla), and “Pity+Fear: a clusterfuck opera” on stage (Vicious Trap). A selection of his writing will be published by EOAGH this fall, in conjunction with their “Anthology of Trans and Genderqueer Poetry.” Check out his website for more projects: eric.andmeyer.com.
- Six sessions, 6 to 8 p.m., class starts first week of October
- Denver location; details to be announced
- $205 Professional Members | $240 General Admission
To get the Professional Member Discount of $35, please make sure your dues are up to date. Register before September 15 and automatically receive a coupon good for 50% off an hour of coaching with Lori DeBoer--a $45 value, good anytime.