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Beyond the Metaverse: Writing as Creative Reception: a generative writing class with Rosebud Ben-Oni via Zoom

July 31 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm


“I want to believe we can’t see anything/we don’t have a word for.” —“Translations” Kathyrn Nurenberg

How can science and technology shape your writing and unfold the poetic self? In this workshop, we will examine how the very act of writing in the 21st century serves as “creative reception”— that is, how we are (re)defining our connections to reality, each other, artificial intelligence and life outside our planet— and how this kind of imaginative openness can generate new languages that translates our experiences. We will reimagine the many futures possible in the writing process, drawing inspiration from user-friendly essays on AI, robotics and more; student will engage in 3 craft essays of generative, in-class writing with the option to share and exchange ideas. This class is open to writers at all levels of writing; just bring your imagination!

This class is capped at 15 students. It will take place via Zoom. Zoom link instructions will be emailed at the time of registration and again the day of the class. Please check spam filter and email [email protected] with questions. Please read out course policies page before registering for any HVWC class.

Please note: Scholarship information for this class will be available in May. Please see our scholarship page for details.

Rosebud Ben-Oni is the winner of 2019 Alice James Award for If This Is the Age We End Discovery (2021), and the author of turn around, BRXGHT XYXS (Get Fresh Books, 2019). Her chapbook 20 Atomic Sonnets, which appears in Black Warrior Review (2020), is part of a larger future project called The Atomic Sonnets, which she began in 2019, in honor of the Periodic Table’s 150th Birthday. She is a recipient of the 2014 NYFA Fellowship in Poetry and a 2013 CantoMundo Fellow. Her work appears in POETRY, The American Poetry Review, Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, Poetry Society of America (PSA), The Poetry Review (UK), Tin House, Guernica, Black Warrior Review, TriQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, Electric Literature, Hayden’s Ferry Review, among others. In 2017, her poem “Poet Wrestling with Angels in the Dark” was commissioned by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in NYC and published by The Kenyon Review Online. Recently, her poem “Dancing with Kiko on the Moon” was featured in Tracy K. Smith’s The Slowdown. She writes for The Kenyon Review blog.



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Rosebud Ben-Oni Prose Class Zoom
$ 124.00
15 available


July 31
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Hudson Valley Writers Center
Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States