The Makery: Gross: Writing from the Body with Halle Hill

Our bodies keep us humble and maybe even make us human. They hold our senses, our satisfaction, and vulnerabilities. Our memories. Our pain. Our disgust. Sometimes they are beautiful and sometimes bodies are gross. In this class we’ll delve into the essence of story through human messiness. Together, we will write from the body, about the body, using it as a tool for tangible and tactile language. We will read some mentor texts together and then explore writing the body through both generative and revision exercises. Participants will leave with ideas for new pieces of body centered writing as well practical ideas of where to center body writing in current work.

Class will meet virtually

Saturdays May 4th, 11th, & 18th

10:30am – 12:00 noon

About the Instructor

Halle Hill is the author of GOOD WOMEN (Hub City Press), which was named a 2023 Best Book of the Year by Kirkus Reviews, O Magazine, Electric Literature, Book Riot and Southwest Review. She is the winner of the 2020 Crystal Wilkinson Creative Writing Prize and the 2020 Oxford American Debut Fiction Prize. Her short stories have been translated into French and published in Joyland, New Limestone Review, Ursa Short Fiction and The Oxford American, among others.

A born and raised East Tennessean, she currently lives, works and teaches in North Carolina.




May 04 - 18 2024


10:30 am - 12:00 pm




Virtual Class


Corey Terry