Downtown Bend: Writers Working - Make It Weird

Tuesday, October 11, 2022
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Explore getting "weird" in your writing to jolt you out of a slump.

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Because all writing is revision—AKA seeing anew—Catherine will offer exercise(s) in defamiliarization: the practice of finding the strange/sensory within the ordinary/unremarkable. Catherine's presentation will also touch on the "uncanny valley," to help us consider why what is most familiar can also be the most unsettling.

Catherine Malcynsky grew up with four siblings in Chester, CT. After receiving her BA from Boston College (and a quick stint working on film sets in NYC), Catherine earned her MFA from Oregon State University (Corvallis). Catherine now works as a freelance writer while teaching writing courses at OSU Cascades. Her short stories have appeared in The Susquehanna Apprentice, Carve Magazine, Broad River Review, and the shortlist for the Masters Review Winter Short Story Award (2020).

Central Oregon Writers Guild's mission is to provide Central Oregon area writers a forum for mutual support and education through meetings, annual events and workshops. Our goal is to advance growth and success for individual writers of all genres and skill levels. Founded in 2002, the Guild is a non-profit organization, run entirely by volunteers.

Central Oregon Writers Guild
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Adult Program
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Catherine Malcynsky, Central Oregon Writers Guild
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