Iota: the Conference of Short Prose
May 8, 2013 § 1 Comment
The thinking goes like this: short forms are worthy of a long weekend. Iota, the newest of the New England conferences, has 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. Write in the morning, then attend workshops and cross-genre discussions in the afternoon.
Iota takes place at the Roosevelt Campobello International Park, the former home of Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt. Campobello Island 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.
And…yes….there will be lobster.