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A black and white photo of a journal laying open on the shore of a lake. Fragmentation and Joy: Writing for Resilience in the Midst of Pandemic is a Course

Fragmentation and Joy: Writing for Resilience in the Midst of Pandemic

Ended Mar 18, 2021
12.0 credits

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This class will meet ONLINE on Thursdays from 6 pm - 8 pm eastern time.

Following in the tradition of Ross Gay, we will focus on writing about joy in the midst of the hard times. We will explore the lyric essay as a celebration of the fragment and the collage. This is a generative writing class where most of our time will be spent writing to prompts; at the end of our time together, we will offer feedback to each other on our work.

A photo of Perrin KernsPerrin Kerns has been teaching creative writing for over thirty years. She currently teaches literature, creative writing, and digital storytelling at Prescott College, Portland State University, Clark College, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Fishtrap Writers Conference, and Literary Arts. Her own creative work has taken her from lyric essay to digital storytelling to personal narrative documentaries based on her lyric essays. Perrin won the Director’s Choice award for her documentary Between Sasquatch and Superman: Living with Down’s Syndrome from the San Francisco Shorts festival and Best Short Animation from the Oregon Independent Film Festival for her film about her miscarriage.