A Mapmaker’s Pen: A Writing Workshop with Corinna Cook
This event has ended. It was scheduled for 10/21/2020.
4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 21
Maps, like literature, tell us where we are and where we might go. And literature, like a good map, tells us what’s adjacent though just out of sight, what lies underfoot, where the firm boundaries lie and where they give way. The contemporary creative nonfiction essay serves as this workshop’s literary lens: we’ll sample essays that treat maps as art, essays that expand maps into metaphor and essays that make maps out of language. Because essayistic thinking supports writing across genres, participants can apply this session to any of their prose-/poetry-in-process or they can begin a new piece. This workshop is suitable for published authors, practicing students, writers who simply dabble and thinkers interested in exploring the literary-cartographic lay of the land. This is a free workshop; sign up here. Directions for accessing the workshop online will be provided in the confirmation email.
Corinna Cook is the author of Leavetaking, an essay collection from University of Alaska Press. Her essays blend research with reverie and appear in publications such as Flyway, Alaska Quarterly Review, Ocean State Review, Alaska Magazine and others. With the support of a Fulbright Fellowship and an Alaska Literary Award, Cook is now writing an ekphrastic essay collection, which looks at contemporary Alaska and Yukon artworks. It goes out on the land, and it searches for ways to live with colonial history. She holds degrees from Pomona College and the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and she earned a PhD in English and creative writing from the University of Missouri.
This is a North x North Festival program. See the North x North schedule at www.anchoragemuseum.org/nxn.