ONLINE Writing In Isolation
Shakespeare wrote King Lear during the Great Plague. Is it possible for us to write something equally as amazing during the Pandemic? Why are writers challenged by isolation, or is it solitude? What’s the difference? The Pandemic drives new perspectives on writing practice as we endure alone – in both isolation and solitude. This workshop will explore how isolation and solitude can be a writer’s friend – or not. Get a start to creativity in isolation!
This is an interactive online class using the Zoom web platform.
Vivian Hansen is poet and creative nonfiction writer. She teaches creative writing with the University of Calgary, Mount Royal University and the Alexandra Writers Centre. She has two chapbooks: Never Call It Bird – the Melodies of AIDS, and Angel Alley – the Victims of Jack the Ripper. Her first full length book Leylines of My Flesh came out in 2002. A Bitter Mood of Clouds (2013) chronicles the life and times of Arne Petersen, a transgender Dane who received sex reassignment in Denmark in 1953. A Tincture of Sunlight was published with Frontenac in 2017.