WAIT LIST Making Art From Life: Writing your Life Stories
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This 10-week workshop will work on creating short stories based on both the real and imagined stories of your life. It is not exactly memoir, nor is it fiction, but rather a combination of the two. The emphasis will be on creating lively, well-constructed stories, using the techniques of fiction writing, while incorporating the richness of lives well-lived.
We will look at the elements of short story writing (i.e. character, plot, setting, etc.), but mainly our focus and time will be spent in writing. Each participant will produce at least two polished stories, as well as create a portfolio of opening lines and pages for future development. We will also provide thoughtful and kind critiques for our fellow writers, so that we are able to develop and enrich our stories. Participants should be willing to spend time outside of class in preparing critiques. The workshop will culminate in an (optional) on-line reading of the work that has been developed throughout the sessions.
Each session will last two hours on Tuesday mornings from 10am -12pm, beginning on March 23 and ending May 25th. The reading date will be later determined.
The cost for the 10-week session will be on a sliding scale from $40 to $100, pay what you are able. We understand that these are difficult financial times for some of us. Scholarships are readily available, thanks to Art Accelerated.
This workshop is limited to 8 participants. Participants are expected to attend at least 9 of the ten sessions.