Barbara Duffey

Barbara Duffey is a 2015 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow in poetry and the author of two books of poems:  I Might Be Mistaken (Word Poetry, 2015) and Simple Machines (The Word Works, 2016), which won the 2015 Washington Prize.  She is an assistant professor of English at Dakota Wesleyan University.  Her website is

Workshop: “Intelligence Amplification:  Using Computers for Automatic Writing”

Vanquish your fear of the blank page, and other forms of writer’s block, by embracing automatic writing techniques inspired by Surrealist, Oulipo, and other avant-garde movements. This workshop will harness that computational power to help you draft—and to embrace writing constraints to stretch your creativity.