Nonfiction Workshop on Wyoming Public Radio

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Last semester in Jeff Lockwood’s short-form nonfiction workshop, MFA and MA writers were invited to read their essays for a special feature on Wyoming Public Radio. Of the experience, Lockwood has stated:

“In this workshop, we explored a weird and wide array of short forms of the students’ choosing within the genre of non-fiction.  We often associate the short form with poetry and fiction.  But what about the epitaph, the police blotter, the recipe, the box score, the report card, the seed packet, the rejection letter, the menu, the movie review, the shopping list, the wine label, the headline or the photo caption?

“Students were encouraged to probe the possibilities and test the limits of the short-form as a means of opening creative possibilities and expanding (or exploding) assumptions about seemingly prosaic expressions of our humanity.  In the end, their writings were adapted from: the drug label, real estate advertisement, advice column, obituary, recipe, postcard, test, forecast, billboard, credit card statement and map.”

Read more on the Public Radio Site, and listen to our lovely writers here:

• Ginger Ko (MFA Poetry ’14),

• Manasseh Franklin (MFA Nonfiction ’14),

• and Eric Krszjzniek (MA Literature ’14)

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