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This event is organized in collaboration with the School of English Book Club 'Transparent Windows.' For more information about our group please click here.
The workshop—'Turning Coal Into Diamonds: Writing As Process, Stage 2'—will continue where the previous workshop left off. After reviewing basic information about the creative writing process as a whole and enabling all present to have a free write to work with (one they have generated themselves), Don Schofield will lead participants through Stage 2 of the process, breaking that raw material down to come up with the 'diamonds'—the words, phrases, images, etc.—that may eventually become part of a poem or story. At the end of the workshop, if time allows, participants will be encouraged to share the material they have come up with so far.
Don Schofield's poems, essays and translations have appeared in numerous American journals, including Partisan Review, New England Review and Poets & Writers, as well as in journals in Europe and Asia. The recipient of the 2006 Allen Ginsberg Award, he has also received honors from, among others, the State University of New York, Anhinga Press, Southern California Anthology and Princeton University, where, he was a Stanley J. Seeger Writer-in-Residence.
His poetry volumes include Of Dust a chapbook from March Street Press (1991), Approximately Paradise, a book length collection (University Press of Florida, 2002), the anthology Kindled Terraces: American Poets in Greece (Truman State University Press, 2004), and The Known: Selected Poems of Nikos Fokas, 1981 – 2000 (Ypsilon Press, 2010).