Experimental Writing: A Writer's Guide and Anthology (Hardcover)

Experimental Writing: A Writer's Guide and Anthology By Lawrence Lenhart, Sean Prentiss (Editor), William Cordeiro Cover Image

Experimental Writing: A Writer's Guide and Anthology (Hardcover)


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An inspiring guide to the practices of contemporary experimental creative writing, this book explores experimentation within both traditional writing genres and 'post-genre' modes such as hybrid texts, Non-creative writing, textual materiality, creative re-purposing, performance and new media technologies. Combining the practices, history, social context, and philosophical backgrounds of experimental work with a broad anthology of models in-book and online, Experimental Writing gives you the toolkit of techniques and skills to confidently engage with forms previously perceived as intimidating so that you can reinvigorate your craft. In addition, the book includes sections on new approaches to the workshop model, emphasis on community and collaboration, and institutional critique. These chapters will provide you with a "big picture" perspective and the motivation to question the templates you work within, giving you the where-with-all to shape your own ideals for writing, no matter what their stylistic choices.

Within its broad scope, Experimental Writing covers:

- a comprehensive survey of relevant movements, texts, authors, and techniques of non-traditional forms

- a survey of evolving trends with exemplars of how genres can be disrupted to help you appreciate experimental styles

- demonstrations of how more diverse and innovative pedagogical interventions have the potential to inspire your creativity and create more original work

- an examination of the institutional forces that have shaped the creative writing landscape you inhabit, to prompt you to re-examine the pressures, cultural biases, and power structures that have shaped both your aesthetic vision and potential future career paths

- frameworks for independent research, practitioner interviews, and motivating questions to get you thinking and questioning before you encounter each new topic

With each chapter accompanied by stimulating pedagogical features such as a timeline of experimental writing, free writes, games and constraints, reflections, exercises, prompts and case studies throughout, this invaluable text reveals wider horizon for your artistic endeavors and will activate your critical thinking about a range of issues and ideas. Additional online resources for this book can be found at http: //www.bloomsburyonlineresources.com/experimental-writing-a-writers-guide-and-anthology.
William Cordeiro is an Lecturer for Northern Arizona University's Honors College, USA. Will won the 2019 Able Muse Book Award for Trap Street. Will has published in Agni, Cincinnati Review, Copper Nickel, and Threepenny Review. Will co-founded Brooklyn Playwrights Collective and co-edits Eggtooth Editions. Will's MFA and Ph.D. are from Cornell University. Lawrence Lenhart is Associate Chair of English at Northern Arizona University, USA. He is the authorof Backvalley Ferrets, Of No Ground, and The Well-Stocked and Gilded Cage. He is a founder of Carbon Copy and reviews editor of DIAGRAM. He received his MFA from the University of Arizona. Website: www.lawrencelenhart.com Twitter: @law_is_len
Product Details ISBN: 9781350240964
ISBN-10: 1350240966
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: February 22nd, 2024
Pages: 376
Language: English