The Art of Finding & Telling Stories
an 8-week fiction writing workshop with Neelanjana Banerjee
March 14 – May 2, 2007; Wednesdays, 7 – 9.45PM
Public reading & chapbook release of students’ work on May 17th
180 Capp Street (@17th street ), San Francisco
Class size: minimum of 6, maximum of 14.
Cost: $215 regular, $195 for KSW members.
Registration deadline extended: March 12, 2007
Register by check or credit card, contact artistic director Samantha Chanse at 415.503.0520 or [email protected] for more information. Registration info below.
Our worlds are thick with layers and layers of untold stories. Perhaps you remember a story your grandmother used to tell you, or overhear two little girls fighting on the bus, or even witness a particularly violent rainstorm each of these moments could be the seed for a story. The art of fiction comes from both learning how to access these stories and figuring out the best way to tell them.
In this class we are going to be scavenging the world around us, and within us, for material. We will be observing, eavesdropping, researching and much more in order to take advantage of the abundance of details in our lives. Along with this directed exploring, the class will also focus on investigating the ways in which we can manipulate narrative and transform subjects through language and form.
We will study the craft of storytelling and fiction writing by interacting with a broad range of texts that will include short stories, non-fiction, poetry and multimedia examples. We will get our hands dirty with both in-class and take-home writing exercises, practicing various ways to tell our stories. We will share our work often and discuss each others stories in a workshop. By the end of the class, students will have a rough draft of a short story and lots of great ideas for other ones. Note: This class is intended for all levels.
Go to this site to register and to find more information of the classes and instructor: http://kearnystreet.org/programs/calendar/2007_03.html#18mmw