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Sat, Apr 17



No Surprises, a WORKSHOP w/Joshua Nguyen & Monica Davidson

Thanks to two Poets & Writers' grants, Defunkt can host these two amazing writers for this free to the public virtual event!

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No Surprises, a WORKSHOP w/Joshua Nguyen & Monica Davidson

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Apr 17, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT



About the event

This is a 2-hour online workshop being co-hosted by Monica Davidson & Joshua Nguyen.

Joshua’s Portion: In this generative workshop, participants will ruminate on what surprises them in writing (others' and their own). It will be a workshop on what to do when confronted with a poem that has grown stale, what to do when a collection of poems doesn't excite the writer anymore, and how to create turns that turn heads (including your own head).

Monica’s Portion: This workshop is for the under inspired writer, for the first time writer who "doesn't know where to start, and for the veteran who "needs a challenge." Participants will learn how to use their own work and others to create writing prompts, rules, and requirements to help guide our writing and challenge our pens. Using a varying collective of mentor texts including poetry, fiction, lyrics and scripts. Participants will leave with a sharpened mind and an impressionable pen and hopefully a few new pieces as well.

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