Teri Grimm received her BFA in poetry at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and her MFA at Vermont College. Her poetry collection, Dirt Eaters, was chosen for the University of Central Florida’s contemporary poetry series. Her second collection, Becoming Lyla Dore, is upcoming from Red Hen Press.
Her writing has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Green Mountains Review, Indiana Review, South Dakota Review, Connecticut Review, Sugar House Review, and EAT, among other journals and anthologies. She is the recipient of a Nebraska Arts Fellowship and has been awarded residencies at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Hambidge Center. She teaches in the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s low-res MFA program.
The writer, Marguerite Duras, once wrote, “The art of seeing has to be learned.” I believe wholeheartedly in this statement and its importance for us as artists. In this workshop I’m going to guide you through a three part exercise in which we explore what it means to genuinely “see” an object, by going deeper and deeper into its “thingness.” This workshop is beneficial regardless of whether you consider yourself a poet, a prose writer or a playwright. And through this focusing on an object, you will learn how to more intently engage with image, character, setting, even plot.