Friday, March 06, 2020

8 March Write Every Day at The Chattery generative writing workshop with Lisa Pasold and Jennifer K Dick

The Chattery in Chattanooga invites you to the “Write Every Day” WORKSHOP
4:30-6:30pm the 8th of March 2020 with JENNIFER K DICK & LISA PASOLD

AT: La Chattery 
1800 Rossville Avenue, 
Suite 108B, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Visiting authors Jennifer K Dick (American author of 3 poetry collections residing in France for over 20 years) & Lisa Pasold (Canadian author of 1 novel and 4 poetry collections, currently residing in New Orleans) offer you a gernative writing WORKSHOP on the topic of "WRITE EVERY DAY":

In this two-hour "Write Every Day" workshop, we discuss how to create a daily writing practice--diary or fiction, poetry or quickly-jotted note. Then we will begin generating some work for today.

Writing during the workshops will be based on daily writing prompts and ideas for creating patterns of exploration that can be built on individually and personally. Participants will discuss and share their own ideas on how a daily practice is a mental anchor, both creatively and spiritually, and how material from the daily writing--interior, messy, private--can be shaped into crafted work. Open to all genres of writing, this workshop resonates both with experienced writers, authors who may feel blocked, and with new writers and non-writers, who want to open themselves up to creating a personal creative routine.

This class is taught by touring poets, on a reading and teaching tour through the Southern states.

As writing instructors, both Jennifer and Lisa have worked with all levels of writers as instructors, editors and mentors. Jennifer has taught for the Paris Writers' Workshop, the Kent Paris School of the Arts MA in Creative Writing, WICE, Oxbridge Summer Programs (for High School writers), bilingual workshops at the Université de Haute Alsace and in Paris, and has guest workshopped at Naropa, LIA Brooklyn’s MFA program and with undergraduate creative writers. She ran a long-time, Paris-based novel writing group (and all of those who attended now have published books). Lisa Pasold has taught writing independently as a writing mentor for years, as well as taught workshops for schools and community groups, including at WICE in Paris, and in Toronto and Montreal in Canada, and in New Orleans and elsewhere in the States. Lisa has also worked as editor and journalist. Recently, she has been deeply involved in storytelling tour giving, and she is ready to provide you with wonderful advice on voice and the practices of developing voices in your writing.

Full BIOS:       
Lisa Pasold Lisa Pasold is a writer originally from Montreal, the host and co-writer of Discovery World’s TV travel show “Paris Next Stop” & the creator of Improbable Walks, story-telling walks focusing on legends and place memory, & created for festivals and gallery residencies in cities such as New Orleans, Toronto, and Paris. Her 2012 book Any Bright Horse was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for poetry. Her fifth book, a poetry collection titled The Riparian, has just come out with Frontenac House, Calgary. Her work has been anthologized and has appeared in New American Writing. Her first book of poetry, Weave, was called “a masterpiece” by Geist Magazine; her second book A Bad Year for Journalists was nominated for an Alberta Book Award and turned into a theatre piece the following year, premiering in Toronto. Her debut novel Rats of Las Vegas appeared in 2009; critics called the book “as enticing as the lit-up Las Vegas strip.” In the course of research, Lisa has been thrown off a train in Belarus, has eaten the world’s best pigeon pie in Marrakech, and has been cheated in the Venetian gambling halls of Ca’Vendramin Calergi. Lisa’s journalism features have appeared in diverse publications including The Chicago Tribune, The National Post, and Billboard. See blurbs and information on her books at Follow her for more at:

Jennifer K Dick is the author of Lilith: A Novel in Fragments (Corrupt, 2019), Circuits (Corrupt, 2013) and Fluorescence (U of GA Press, 2004) as well as 6 art/chapbooks. A mixed French-English and Italian language book, That Which I Touch Has No Name is forthcoming from Eyewear Press, London in October 2020. 2 poems from SHELF BREAK, a manuscript in process, just went up online at Jerome Rothenberg’s “Poems and Poetics” series: Other SHELF BREAK poems will be appearing in Volt, Golden Handcuffs, Tears in the Fence and Shearsman Review this spring. Residing in France, Jennifer K Dick teaches at the Université de Haute Alsace, translates and has curated for 15 years a monthly bilingual reading series (Ivy Writers Paris). She also co-directs with Sandrine Wymann Ecrire l’Art, a residency for French authors at La Kunsthalle Mulhouse Centre d’Art Contemporain. They just published a large art format book with texts from the residency’s first 21 authors:  Ecrire l’Art, Dossier des ouvrages exécutés (les presses du reel, France, 2019).
           Also a translator, Jennifer's recent translations include Yves Peyré’s chapter in the catalogue Takesada Matsutani (Hauser & Wirth Publishers and The Pompidou Center Paris 2019, France/UK), an poetic essay by Jean-Daniel Baltassat in the book Les Horizons Perdus (les éditions de l’attente, France, Feb 2020), the programme catalogue for visual artist Véronique Arnold (Galerie Buchman, Lugano, 2018) and a series of poems written by Jean-Michel Espitallier, appearing soon in Read 6, (1913 presse, USA). For more, see

1 comment:

-blessed b9, Catalyst4Christ said...

I went to France 3X...
but, alas! O poor, poor Yorick!
I speaketh not the language.
Someday in Seventh-Heaven,
I shall understand everything.