Craig Facilitates Creative Writing Workshop

Posted on 10/23/2017 7:32:19 AM

Chauna Craig, English Department professor, facilitated a creative writing workshop, “All Over the Place: Writing Settings and Landscape,” along with poet and Carnegie Mellon University professor Jim Daniels, at the University of Pittsburgh on October 20, 2017.

Inspired by a remark from novelist and screenwriter Richard Price who said, in a New York Times interview, that where you’re from is “...the ZIP code for your heart,” the workshop proceeded from the premise that wherever we’re from, we carry those places with us wherever we go.

Writers are often influenced by those places, however they find their way into words on the page—in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or dramatic writing. Through cross-genre readings, discussion, and guided exercises, participants practiced writing place and landscape in their work.

This workshop was part of the Writers’ Café, a community of writers, poets, Pitt writing majors, and interested community members who gather to share ideas and practice writing from many angles and perspectives. The Writers’ Café is sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh’s Writing Center.

Department of English