Hybrid Forms (Summer)
July 20 - August 10, 2021
4:00 - 5:30 pm CST
4 student min./10 students max.
14 - 19
“Hybrid Forms" is a 4-week exploration and investigation of “poetry" and “not poetry”—in other words, an examination of where “poetry” stops and “hybrid writing” begins. Beginning with a look at acclaimed poet Maya Angelou, we will explore what exactly poetry is before pivoting to what hybrid writing is and how it’s different. We’ll discuss why form matters to our work and what we can achieve by twisting and adjusting genre expectations.
Students will have the opportunity to annotate and play with each form we cover through imitation exercises and group discussion.
If you’re ready to play with genre lines but don’t know where to start, this class is for you!
Explore the concept of hybrid writing and what forms it can take
Hone analytical skills through critical discussion and analysis of various classic and contemporary examples of Hybrid forms
Recognize different genres and forms and how they can interact to create something new
Gain confidence in your vision through peer discussion and collaborative work
Discover non-traditional, Hybrid methods of creation and composition
Receive detailed and constructive feedback from the instructor on your writing
Gain confidence by sharing your work and exchanging useful feedback with other writers