Oracular Writing with Annie Guthrie

03/21/2012 - 04/25/2012

Writing is always cooperation with an unknowable question, and is sometimes navigation through total darkness. Writing is happening all the time, not just when you sit down to type. We will cultivate and refine this awareness. What happens to writing under the influence of a certainty that you are a sovereign being in the world, susceptible to signs, able to transduce, intuit and decipher coded messages, shocks, viscid encounters…? Students will develop receptivity through commitment to building a collection of evidence and field notes drawn from “experiences.” Rejecting events for the gesture, memories for qualities, paths for indices, students will receive a hyper-infusion of writing missions over the course of six weeks, and will have an opportunity to share their thoughtwork, transductions or any finished work that surfaces from these missions. Writers working in any genre are welcome.

Taught By: 
Arizona Board of Regents