WordTango's Cross-Genre Deep Dive with Robert Vaughan
April 28th–30th, 2017
Are you a closet poet? Does your fiction really mean to be creative nonfiction? And more importantly, do you need to know the answer? No, says master craftsman Robert Vaughan, not at first.
In this cross-genre class, Robert provides the creative spark that gets you moving on a new piece. With an emphasis on out-of-the-box thinking and writerly “jam” sessions, you’ll be surprised at where your work takes you.
Purposely leaving the lines of genre blurred, especially in first draft, this class shows you how to embrace spontaneity while you dig in and dive deep. Whether you discover flash or CNF or poetry or something altogether new, this hybrid class will help you break through blocks and emphasize the importance of taking risks for your work. What will you create when you’re out of your comfort zone?
This generative workshop, follows our popular two-day weekend format. Throughout class, discussion threads are open to give students an opportunity to share work with peers. By the end of the weekend, students walk away with a new piece of writing and new skills for their writers' toolbox.
Robert Vaughan teaches workshops in hybrid writing, poetry, fiction, and hike/ write. He has facilitated these at locations like Alverno College, UWM, Red Oak Writing, The Clearing, Synergia Ranch and Mabel Dodge Luhan House. He leads writing roundtables in Milwaukee, WI. He was a finalist for the Gertrude Stein Award for Fiction twice (2013, 2014). He was the head judge for the Bath International Flash Fiction Awards, 2016. His short fiction, ‘A Box’ was selected for Best Small Fictions 2016 (Queen’s Ferry Press). Vaughan is the author of five books: Microtones (Cervena Barva Press); Diptychs + Triptychs + Lipsticks + Dipshits (Deadly Chaps); Addicts & Basements (CCM) and RIFT, a flash collection co-authored with Kathy Fish (Unknown Press). His new book, FUNHOUSE (Unknown Press) is scheduled for release in December, 2016. He blogs at www.robert-vaughan.com