“I’d rather wonder than know.” – Mary Ruefle
Sometimes, in order to reconnect with our creativity, it helps to let go of our habits and preconceived notions about what our process should look like. In this 4-week course, we’ll let playful experimentation, collaboration, and curiosity lead the way to new drafts. Exploring multiple genres, together we’ll invent prompts and new forms to shake things loose and reinvent our approach to work that excites and moves us. The less you know, the better!
Lauren Turner is a writer and musician (Lou Turner, Styrofoam Winos) in Nashville, TN. She is an M.F.A. candidate in poetry at Randolph College and the author of Shape Note Singing (2021), her debut chapbook from Vegetarian Alcoholic Press. Turner was recently named a finalist for the Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry and is the current recipient of a writing residency from The Cabins, where she will work on her first full-length collection of poems. Her latest record Microcosmos is out now via SPINSTER and its title track is featured on playlists from Pitchfork, NPR, and Uncut Magazine.
Lauren is new to The Porch. Welcome!