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Writing with the Archives

A mini-workshop series that demonstrates how to use archives in creative writing

Writing with the Archives is a free mini-workshop series that shows users how to use archival materials for creative writing projects. No prior knowledge of archives or creative writing are is required. These modules could be done independently, with a class, as homework assigments, or in any other way you see fit. There are three workshop modules in the series, all linked in the nav bar at the top of the page:

Agknowledgements ❤️

Sarah Barlow-Ochshorn (she/her) created this course during her time as a Processing and Pedagogy Fellow in Spring, 2022 at the Barnard College Archives and Special Collections. Many thanks to:

  • The Barnard Archives staff
  • The Barnard Library / Milstein Teaching and Learning Center staff and Creative Writing faculty who contributed their knowledge and support in thinking through the content of this course
  • Poet and Professor Deborah Paredez, in whose class I learned about Documentary Poetry for the first time
  • Chris Diaz, the teacher of Library Juice Academy’s Git and GitHub for Libraries Course, which made this website possible
  • This course was made using Course-in-a-Box. Thank you P2PU

© 2022. This work is licensed under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license.