From the StoryStudio website:
Oulipo writers believed that more rules meant greater freedom — not less. They imposed constraints on their writing to challenge themselves and open new possibilities in their work. Major figures in the movement included Italo Calvino and Georges Perec (whose novel A Void was written without use of the letter e). Contemporary writers borrow from the Oulipo tradition for inspiration and experimentation.
In this single-session class, students will practice Oulipian creative writing exercises such as writing with constraints, and talk about how limitations can help you generate characters and settings as well as work through writer’s block.
In addition to providing an introduction to Oulipo, you will leave with a reading list of Oulipo readings and practice guides.
Check out Oulipo here.