The institute supports Antioch College’s mission and Learning Outcomes by providing members of the College community with opportunities for focused study of the writing craft. Our programs include writing assessment and tutorials, as well as workshops in writing fiction, news, features, poetry, and creative, personal essays.
In the last year, the institute has sponsored visits and workshops by poet Ann Filemyr (A Healer’s Diary, Sunstone Press, 2012), writer and artist Nikki McClure (To Market, To Market, Abrams Books, 2011), journalists Liz F. Kay and John-John Williams (The Baltimore Sun), local author and Wright State professor Jeffery Alan John (A Bird in Your Hand, Lucid Books, 2010), and National Book Award winner Jaimy Gordon (Lord of Misrule, McPherson, 2010), the latter co-sponsored with The Antioch Review.
You can make an appointment in advance or stop by McGregor 205 during tutorial hours. Come with whatever you’ve got—an assignment, ideas, rough notes, or a partial or full draft. To schedule an appointment or for information on this quarter’s drop-in hours, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent or Upcoming Events
Poetry with Christine Leclerc
Thursday, August 16, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Olive Kettering Library
Christine Leclerc is a Vancouver-based author and activist. She is the author of Counterfeit (Capilano University Editions, 2008) and an editor of The Enpipe Line (Creekstone Press, 2012), 70,000+ km of poetry written in resistance to the Northern Gateway pipeline proposal.
Workshop: Energy, Collaboration, and Form
Saturday, August 18, 2012, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
McGregor Hall, Room 130
Participants discussed poetic engagement with energy issues and dissected the formal or structural elements of these poems. The shared vocabulary generated by this exercise equipped participants with the ability to collaborate on a new poetic form or structure. The guided writing that capped off this workshop allowed participants to explore the results of their collaboration.