This themed multigenre writing workshop offers critique of participant work as well as survey and practice of a number of interrelated art-making theories and techniques used by writers worldwide from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. Exemplar movements will include the political cabarets in Continental Europe between the wars there; the surrealists; the Beats; Fluxus. These international artists had a broad influence on contemporary literary writing. By
reading texts and performance transcripts, making text collages and writing, by planning contributions to cabarets, balls, and happenings, this course will introduce writing practices by applying differing aesthetics to many genres of writing.