Guest contributor: Penny Guisinger
categories: Cocktail Hour / Getting Outside
I believe short forms are worthy of a long weekend.
That’s why I set out to create Iota: the conference of short prose. We’ve got a unique little focus: short writing. Iota celebrates and inspires an economy of words in a largesse of place. We’ve recruited Sven Birkerts (essays), Arielle Greenberg (poetry and hybrid forms), and Lewis Robinson (fiction) to spend four days working with participants on how to say more with fewer words. You can write in the morning, then attend workshops and cross-genre discussions in the afternoon.
Iota takes place August 22-25, 2013, at the Roosevelt Campobello International Park, the former home of Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt. Campobello Island, New Brunswick is just across the narrows from Lubec, Maine, the easternmost town in the United States. So while you’re exploring the boundaries between prose and verse, you can explore the line between these two communities as well.
Join us for the inaugural year of this great event! More information here: www.cclc.me/iota