Thomas Lynch, Poetry and Personal Essay

Thomas Lynch is the author of five collections of poems, a book of short fictions, three collections of essays.  His most recent book, co-authored with the theologian, Thomas G. Long, is The Good Funeral: Death, Grief, and the Community of Care. His work is published in nine languages and has won The Great Lakes Book Award, The Heartland Prize for Non-fiction and the American Book Award. The Undertaking was a finalist for the National Book Award and the PBS/Frontline Film by the same name, based on his work, won the 2008 Emmy Award for Arts and Culture Documentary.  He has taught with the Department of Mortuary Science at Wayne State University, the graduate program in writing at University of Michigan and the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.  He keeps homes in Michigan and West Clare, Ireland.

Image by Brenda Fitzsimons, The Irish Times

Workshop: Genre Bending: getting the most from your work in words.

This workshop will look at ways a writer might take full advantage of different genres and forms to get the most out of our very best notions.  Participants will be encouraged to work outside their comfortable writerly ranges, to create new work by self-tasking and outside direction.  

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