Kimiko Hahn’s Generative Workshop


Sharpen your creativity with a “new” ancient form of writing!


This workshop will be on a quintessential Japanese genre, the zuihitsu. There is nothing equivalent in Western literature because this is not a form, but an actual genre, distinct from poetry and prose. One cannot categorize it at a glance the way one recognizes a sonnet or prose poem or hybrid text. Or even a text message. One cannot just write spontaneously and call it a zuihitsu, as many have. I have spent decades attempting to define this “formless form” and today I will give away a great many of those secrets. This will be a supremely generative workshop!