LitFest Workshop: Borrowed Forms
- This workshop is is designed for writers of any skill level who wish to practice their creative writing, learn new forms and prompts, and play. We will explore how the seemingly-boring world of formalities like mortgage payoff letters and orthodontic reports is actually rich, fertile soil for writing. Poets and prose writers alike are welcome! We will practice using existing forms to act as a container for your writing and will consider what stories or meditations various forms suggest. This will be a craft and generative workshop with discussion and writing prompts. Don’t do any work ahead of time, but do bring pen, paper, and a form that is personal to you—perhaps a bank statement, resume, note, prescription, birth certificate, field guide, horoscope, etc. (There are no “wrong” forms.)
- Liz Blood is a nonfiction writer and editor from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her essays, interviews, articles, and stories have appeared in HuffPost, AWP Writer’s Chronicle, Sierra magazine, Oklahoma Today, and elsewhere. She is a 2019 Tulsa Artist Fellow, a 2018-19 Oklahoma Center for the Humanities fellow, a 2018-19 Oklahoma Art Writing and Curatorial Fellow, and an adjunct faculty member at Oklahoma City University’s Red Earth MFA in creative writing program. Liz holds an BA in English from Westminster College and an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.
All LitFest workshops will take place in the Pete and Pat Bartlett Tulsa Room at OSU-Tulsa.
Workshop capacity is 20 with a required pre-registration. Please sign up for NO MORE THAN ONE workshop so that we can accommodate more aspiring writers!
If your desired workshop is full, message firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the waiting list.