ONLINE Writing the Body: Power and Physicality
Thursday, March 7, 2024 | 6-9PM MT
Instructor: Finnian Burnett
MEMBER PRICE: $75.00 (with member coupon AWCSM25)
NON-MEMBER PRICE: $100.00
Humans may feel out of control of our bodies sometimes. In healthcare, we may feel doctors tell us to take medicine we don’t want to take or have surgeries we don’t feel we need. In life, we face aging, illnesses, injuries, assault, trauma, pregnancy, abortion, joy, chronic pain, deep belly laughter. Our bodies tell stories about our lives, and they allow other people to tell stories about us. People often make judgements about us by the things our bodies have been through. They have sometimes controlled our narratives by causing us pain. By diving deeply into the scars, traumas, joys, and pain of our physical bodies, we can take back the power from people who have told their own stories about our bodies. This generative workshop will guide participants through embracing one’s own body through writing by discussing physicality, the visceral reaction a reader can have to sensory imagery, and guided discussions about body-centered short fiction and poetry.
This is an interactive online class using the Zoom web platform.
Finnian Burnett holds a doctoral degree in English Pedagogy, teaches creative writing and undergrad English Literature and composition, and runs an online writing academy for LGBTQ+ writers. Finn has been known to corner people at parties to talk about crafting the perfect flash fiction story using structure. Their work has appeared in Reflex Press, Blank Spaces Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, Pulp Literature, and more. Their recently released novella-in-flash, The Clothes Make the Man, shortlisted for the Bath novella-in-flash award, and their upcoming collection, The Price of Cookies, is forthcoming through Off Topic Publishing. Finn’s passions are supporting other writers, watching Star Trek, and attending to every need of Lord Gordo, the cat. More information at: www.finnburnett.com