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Sat, Oct 21



Discovering Kintsugi: The “golden joinery” of Revision with Kathryn Winograd

A workshop to expand and explore our “broken” poems to turn them into something better, something that honors its past and its transformation. You’ll leave with deeper meaning for your poems and the tools for revising your work.

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Discovering Kintsugi:  The “golden joinery” of Revision with Kathryn Winograd
Discovering Kintsugi:  The “golden joinery” of Revision with Kathryn Winograd

Time & Location

Oct 21, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT


About the Event

When the favorite Chinese tea bowl of a 15th century shogun broke, his craftsman “fixed” it with a lacquer mixed with gold. The result? A beautiful testament to the vessel’s broken history and its transformation into a more profound entity that honors that brokenness.

We’ll explore how poets, and we’ll even plumb some prose writers across time and place who have used a multitude of techniques such as deliberate disruption and associative meaning to expand, alchemize, and deepen their own “broken.”

To participate in the quick exercises scattered throughout this presentation, please bring in your own “broken” poetry and prose “half-starts,” an unrelated personal journal entry or two, a print out of facts and terms for an object/phenomena in the natural world that intrigues you  (for example, birds, wind, black holes, etc) and a quote from your favorite philosopher.  Plus paper and pen, laptop if that suits you better.

KATHRYN WINOGRAD is a longtime educator and arts advocate. She is the author of seven books, including Air Into Breath, an alternative for the Yale Series for Younger Poets and a Colorado Book Award Winner, and Slow Arow: Unearthing the Frail Children, awarded a Bronze Medal in Essay for the 2020 Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Flying Beneath the Dog Star Poems from a Pandemic, released in 2022, is a semi-finalist for the Finishing Line Press' 2021 Open Chapbook Contest.  Her first collection of essays, Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation, was a Foreword Indies Book of the Year Finalist.

Her essays have been noted in Best American Essays, and published in

many journals including (forthcoming),Fourth Genre, Hotel Amerika, River Teeth, The Florida Review, Essay Daily, and The Fourth Genre: Contemporary Writers of/on Creative Nonfiction, 6th edition.

Her poetry has been published in places as diverse as The New Yorker and Cricket Magazine and received multiple Pushcart Prize nominations and a Special Mention in Pushcart Prize XXXVIII .

Currently an editor for Humble Essayist Press, Winograd was a founding faculty member for the Ashland University MFA and now teaches poetry and creative nonfiction for Regis University’s Mile High MFA .

She received her Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Denver and a M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Iowa.

After you register, you will receive an "admission ticket" with the zoom link information on it.

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