Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Mobile, AL 7 March Haunted Bookshop Workshop with Lisa Pasold and Jennifer K Dick

 Jennifer K Dick & Lisa Pasold
  7th March, 1pm workshop
writing workshop
109 Dauphin St
Mobile, AL
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 HAUNTED BOOKSHOP WORKSHOP 

A two-hour "Write as You Read" workshop for adult authors or teens (15 and over). In the "Write as You Read" workshop, we will discuss and then write based on how authors throughout history have written in dialogue with those who came before: create, respond, steal, remake characters, forms, sound. This is writing & reading as a daily practice of building towards your own unique voice. Participants will be invited to visit the bookstore before we begin and to select a few books to use as prompts or share as prompts for others. We will close with a focus on how such daily practice can be a mental anchor, both creatively & spiritually, and how material from the dialogic writing can be shaped into crafted public work departing from its anchor and prompt. 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 language for the first time to create a personal creative routine.

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


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