Creativity Workshop with Professor Alison Kibler (based on Lynda Barry's Writing the Unthinkable)

October 20 '2020 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Virtual Event

 Tuesdays, October 13 to November 17 

via Zoom  (click for link)
Open to members of the F&M Community
Blow your mind, with your own mind. Take a break from your college routine by learning how to access images and memories from your life, from your imagination. This workshop teaches Lynda Barry's method for making creativity part of your daily life through writing and drawing. Class time will be spent remembering, imagining, and writing. You definitely do not have to be a writer or artist to participate. You don't have to read aloud or talk to anyone if you don't want to! You don't even have to make eye contact! And you don't have to be a writer to be part of it! Take a chance on something new. See you there. 
For more info on Writing the Unthinkable, check out this video.

Lynda Barry has worked as a painter, cartoonist, writer, illustrator, playwright, editor, commentator, and teacher and found that they are very much alike. She lives in Wisconsin, where she is associate professor of art and Discovery Fellow at University of Wisconsin Madison. She has written three bestselling and acclaimed creative how-to graphic novels for Drawn & Quarterly, What It Is which won the Eisner Award for Best Reality Based Graphic Novel and R.R. Donnelly Award for highest literary achievement by a Wisconsin author; Picture This; and Syllabus: Notes From an Accidental Professor, and In 2019 she received a MacArthur Genius Grant. Barry was born in Wisconsin in 1956.

Alison Kibler is a Professor of American Studies and Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies as well as Department Chair of American Studies. She participated in two Lynda Barry workshops, one at F&M and one at Omega Institute, and is excited to share her approach with the F&M community.