Utlize collaborative and hybrid writing to enhance your skill and audience with artists Tina Jenkins Bell and Janice Tuck Lively. Collaborative writing occurs when two or more writers create one seamless piece of fiction, nonfiction, or other type of writing. Though written by multiple authors, this writing reads with one voice. Hybrid writing is a mixture of genres to tell one story, report one event, or weave one poem. This workshop will marry the two types of writing together and discuss ways they can work collaboratively or independently. Workshop participants will discuss “Looking for the Good Boy, Yummy” in the They Said anthology from Black Lawrence Press, a collaborative hybrid written by Bell, Lively, and Felicia Madlock. The teaching artists will demonstrate how the two types of writing can be group or independent projects and will discuss the ways collaborative writing can grow each writer’s audience and even enhance their writing skills.
Class meets in person Tuesday, July 18, 10 am – noon
Class size: Minimum 6. Maximum 14.
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Tina Jenkins Bell is a fiction writer, playwright, freelance journalist, literary activist, and academic. Bell is a three-time recipient of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events grant, an Illinois Arts Council grant and two fellowships from the Ragdale Foundation. She is a co-founder of FLOW (For the Love of Writing) and has collaborated with numerous writing organizations, authors, and bookstores to offer literary programming on Chicago’s south side. She has collaborated with Janice Tuck Lively and Sandra Jackson-Opoku to produce “A Conversation with Lorraine Hansberry and Gwendolyn Brooks,” a fictitious account of the literary icons discussing race and women’s issues during a chance meeting in heaven. Her prose has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Hypertext Journal, ZYZZYVA Literary Magazine, and Us Against Alzheimer’s.
Janice Tuck Lively is a Professor of English at Elmhurst University. Her fiction has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora and Jet Fuel Review. With Tina Jenkins Bell and Sandra Jackson-Opoku, she wrote “A Conversation Between Gwendolyn Brooks and Lorraine Hansberry” which premiered at the Chicago Humanities Festival in 2019. Her work has received numerous awards, including a Ragdale Foundation Fellowship and grants from the Illinois Arts Council.