The Art of Creative Writing

The Art of Creative Writing

Fridays, August 17, 24, and 31, 10 am–1:00 pm

Class is full.

Join Jennifer Senft for Creative Writing. Class size is very small, so each member receives full attention, maximum focus on their writing, and a positive group experience.

We will view The Beauty of Our Voice, the multi-media Platform exhibition by Barthélémy Toguo, which opens August 5th. Jen will prompt
participants to consider the issues Toguo addresses, and to write creatively
and in ways that you, as a writer, feel connected to. You may write fiction or
memoir.

Some of the issues Toguo touches upon are race, migration, and feelings of belonging. This can encompass not belonging, how or where, or in what ways you feel you do or don’t fit in your own life or in the United States. You may write pieces that are wholly personal or are politically charged. Or you may be touched by another element of the exhibition and use that as a prompt.

We will spend the start of the class viewing the exhibition, then writing. The bulk of each session will be spent workshopping your writing. You will share your work with the group, provide feedback for others, and receive feedback. We will focus on both art and craft. The group is very small, and feedback is kind. Prepare to work, to laugh, and to enjoy a congenial class.

Jennifer Senft holds an MFA in Writing and Literature from LIU Southampton, an MA in Psychology from NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and a BFA in Cinema Studies from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. In addition to her work at the Parrish Art Museum, where her classes center on the confluence of writing and art, Jennifer teaches in the Women’s Studies, Humanities, and English Departments at Suffolk County Community College. Ms. Senft holds seminars for authors and assists individuals through manuscript completion. Her honors include the Psi Chi Honor Society Award for Excellence in Tutoring and a Pushcart Prize nomination. Her areas of academic interest are the intersection of politics and the arts, with particular attention to gender studies, cinema, and the symbiotic relationship between historic events and cultural zeitgeist.

The Art of Creative Writing

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:00am to Friday, August 31, 2018 - 1:00pm
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Class is full
Space is limited; advance registration required.
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