Kim Stafford in "Nonviolence in the Creative Writing Workshop" Panel at AWP
Kim Stafford, author of 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared, will be on the AWP Panel, Nonviolence in the Creative Writing Workshop with Fred Marchant, Maxine Hong Kingston, Becca Lachman, and Joshua Folmar) Toxic critique often wounds writers. How might some principles of non-violent engagement transform the creative writing workshop? What happens when writers listen well? How can deeply receptive listening—to texts and to writers—kindle dialogue about new work? Despite diversity of perspectives, how do we seek common ground as writers helping writers? The panelists will explore these and related questions about how nonviolent ethics can be profoundly practical in the creative writing workshop. Not open to the public.