TOURS, EVENTS & LECTURES
Fine Arts Work Center
POSSIBILITIES & NECESSITIES: A FICTION WORKSHOP
WEEK 11: August 20 to August 25
Open to All
On-site Housing Full
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION This workshop focuses on possibilities within a work of fiction—what are the possibilities and limitations found in choices of narrative point of view, syntax, time, memory, story structure, sentences, omission, openings, closure, objects, dialogue, and a narrative’s leaps and speed. What could be brought to the page and what should be left out of obvious sight so that a reader is willingly captured, ready to enter an essential fiction? How do we clear away obvious ways of sounding on the page in order to uncover necessary voices? What are our essential and necessary stories? How do we witness and render the physical world on the page?
This is a generative workshop. Students should be ready to write all week and come away with new drafts and beginnings.
September 14- New York City, Behind the Books at KGB Bar with Hannah Tinti @7pm
September 22,-Putney Vermont, Next Stage Arts, in conversation with Chard deNiord.
September 28-30- Harbor Springs Festival, Michigan
October 13-15 Brattleboro Literary Festival, Brattleboro, VT
October 23 Halfway There Reading Series, Montclair, NJ @7pm
October 25 Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield CT @7:30 pm http://www.halfwaytheremontclair.com/
Nov 15 KGB, Guerrilla Lit Reading Series NYC @ 7:30
December 1 Hudson Valley Writers, reading with Marie Howe @7:30 pm
December 6- New York City, Zen Center for Contemplative Care , 119 w 23rd st. @ 7:30