Rage and the Radial Narrative Workshop

Meet your workshop lead

Emily Marie Passos Duffy
Fall Tiny Resident

Emily Marie Passos Duffy is a poet, performing artist, and author of Hemorrhaging Want & Water (Perennial Press 2023). She has given writing workshops with collective.aporia and Colorado Entertainers Coalition. She was a finalist for the Noemi Press 2020 Book Award and a finalist of the 2020 Inverted Syntax Sublingua Prize for Poetry. She was named a 2020 Disquiet International Luso-American fellow. She received her MFA from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in 2018. She is a PhD candidate in Translation Studies at the Catholic University of Portugal in Lisbon.

The Workshop

The workshop will focus on working and writing with rage as a source of precision and hot truth. We will build out from Jane Alison’s notion of radial narratives as those in which “a powerful center holds the fictional world.” Think firecrackers, flowers, the sun’s rays—places where energy starts at the center and continues out in rings or spokes. Radials, or explosive patterns, can reach outwards or circle around a densely packed nucleus. 

In this exploratory and generative workshop space, we’ll toy with the biomechanics of our anger, trace the contours of our reactivity, and investigate relationships between form/ formlessness and content. We will ask, where is the tension between stasis and motion? Which narrative or sensory threads comprise the radial structure of your work? Where and how can we implode/ explode?

Workshop attendees can expect to write, converse, move, co-create a playlist, and leave with a piece to carry forward. Whether you’re working on something with the aim of publication, exploring the genesis of a fresh project, or seeking inspiration, this workshop is crafted to enliven your creative journey. Come rage!

When & Where

October 21 and 22, 10-12 PM MST / 5-7 PM WET each day

The workshop will take place virtually via Zoom. Upon registration, you will be sent the link closer to the event.


To bring poetry to the people, we are offering our workshops on a donation basis.

To support our Tiny Resident, we recommend a $25-50 sliding donation.

That said, please feel welcome to pay any amount that you can!

All funds will be used to support Tiny Spoon’s Tiny Residency Program.

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If you are not able to donate a monetary amount, you are welcome! Please email us directly at tinyspoonlitmag@gmail.com to register.