In this one-hour workshop Ander Monson will show you how to stop time. Or at least he'll show you how to arrest it a little, or to hold onto a little bit more of it than you are already. As an exercise in mass attention, more than 400 writers wrote about what happened on June 21, 2018 and December 21, 2019 as part of Essay Daily's <essaydaily.org> What Happened On... project. <We published all of them.> Find out what we learned by the act of paying attention to something as literally everyday as a day. How might paying attention change how we experience time? Could it actually change our lives? I think it can. Paying attention can be a radical and subversive act, and a powerful tool in your writing practice, whatever that practice may otherwise look like.
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Ander Monson is the author of eight books: four of nonfiction (Neck Deep and Other Predicaments, Vanishing Point, Letter to a Future Lover, and the forthcoming I Will Take the Answer), two poetry collections (Vacationland and The Available World), and two books of fiction, Other Electricities and The Gnome Stories. A finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Award (for Other Electricities) and a National Book Critics Circle in criticism (for Vanishing Point), he is also a recipient of a number of other prizes: a Howard Foundation Fellowship, the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize, the Annie Dillard Award for Nonfiction, the Great Lakes Colleges New Writers Award in Nonfiction, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He edits the magazine DIAGRAM <thediagram.com>, the New Michigan Press, Essay Daily <essaydaily.org>, and a series of yearly literary/music tournaments: March Sadness (2016), March Fadness (2017), and March Shredness (2018). He teaches at the University of Arizona.