Writing with Scissors: Collage in Words & Text
Thursday, January 21
6-8 PM (Eastern)
Live on Zoom
In this generative workshop, we will combine cut-out images with written texts to create collage writing that taps into our visual imaginations as well as our verbal creativity. The emphasis will be on exploring and discovering. Prompted by playful, in-class writing exercises that build up gradually into short texts and by crafting hands-on construction of layered imagery, we’ll learn to appreciate the unconscious relationship between images and words.
Led by Dianne Aprille, long-time columnist and reporter for The Courier Journal and creative nonfiction faculty at Spalding University’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing program since 2001. She currently leads workshops in the Seattle area. Dianne has been awarded a Hedgebrook Women Writers Residency on Whidbey Island, a Washington State Artist Trust Fellowship and was one of 12 regional writers selected in 2019 for Seattle’s Jack Straw Writers Program. She’s published four books and served as editor of several others, including The Boom Project and The Raven Chronicles. She was twice nominated for a Pushcart. During her 30-year career as a journalist, she was a Sunday columnist, an arts writer/reviewer and part of a team that won a staff Pulitzer Prize at The Courier-Journal in 1989.