02/08 Mixing it Up: Collage in Prose Writing with Rich Farrell
Anne Carson once wrote, “I will do anything to avoid boredom.” The blending of forms, of genre, text, media, even languages, represents a new and exciting form in contemporary, literary writing.
Though collage is not new to poetry, music or the visual arts, it has made something of a reluctant entry into the field of prose writing. In this class, we will experiment with collage forms in prose, using models from literature, in order to create something sudden, provocative and unexpected.
Bring your favorite books (no books will be harmed in the class!) and an open mind, and be prepared to unlock new techniques for your own writing.
Richard Farrell is the Creative Non-Fiction Editor at upstreet and a Senior Editor at Numéro Cinq. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he has worked as a high school teacher, a defense contractor, and as a Navy pilot. He holds an MFA from the Writing Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. He is currently at work on a collection of short stories. His work, including fiction, memoir, essays, interviews and book reviews, has appeared in Hunger Mountain, A Year in Ink, upstreet, New Plains Review, Descant (Canada) and Numéro Cinq. He lives in San Diego.