In this introductory workshop we will begin at the intersection of fiction and memoir. For our tools, we will implement imagination, experimentation, as well as investigation into personal memory. We will attempt to answer valid questions such as: What power does our past hold over us? Is the past fixed in time or can it be revisited and revised? What does it mean to live in the past? Can we dispense with memory, and if not, is there a connection between memory and fiction? We will concentrate on editing as an independent creative process, and find the courage to share our work with the public and get it into print.
Teacher's Bio: Two critical factors that shaped my life happened to me at 16: these were independence and international living. The first was forced upon me while the second I chose as my mode of passage through life. By the age of 35, I had lived in a dozen countries and always in close contact with the locals, eating their foods and speaking their tongues. In all this time, writing, literature and photography formed the three pillars of my life. After studying and working at several universities abroad, I decided to leave the academic world for the real one. I wanted to teach and to learn outside the confines of academia. The concept of living creatively in the world and sharing ideas was something I had been developing and practicing for some time. I see online teaching as an extension of everything I have believed in and love to do.
Style of Offering : Interactive - via Zoom.
Max Number of Attendees: 6
Date and Time : 5 Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. October 17 - November 14
Signup Deadline: 48 Hours in Advance