Creating Together: How Writers Collaborate
(In Person at Left Margin LIT) CLOSED
Date: Saturday, February 24
Time: 10 am - 3 pm (w/one-hour lunch break)
Instructor: Maw Shein Win
In this lively one-day workshop, we will explore ways of writing in community. We will practice a variety of techniques, including paired and group collaborations, experiments, games, and improvisations that will enliven and invigorate your writing practice.
This is a multi-genre class, so a multitude of interdisciplinary prompts, music, visual art, and photography will be presented in a way that will inspire and generate new work. This class is perfect for writers who wish to expand their poetry and prose using inventive and collaborative methods.
Maw Shein Win's most recent poetry collection is Storage Unit for the Spirit House (Omnidawn) which was nominated for the Northern California Book Award in Poetry, longlisted for the PEN America Open Book Award, and shortlisted for CALIBA's Golden Poppy Award for Poetry. She is the inaugural poet laureate of El Cerrito, CA. She teaches poetry in the MFA Program at the University of San Francisco and was selected as a 2023 YBCA 100 Honoree.
Win’s Process Note Series features poets and their process. Along with Dawn Angelicca Barcelona and Mary Volmer, she is a co-founder of Maker, Mentor, Muse, a new literary community. Win’s full-length collection Percussing the Thinking Jar (Omnidawn) is forthcoming in 2024.