Are You Afraid of the Dark? Writing What You Fear
Saturday April 16, 2016 * 9:00-12:00
The Munich Readery, Augustenstraße 104, 80798 München
In this workshop, writers will be invited to write about what they fear. We will begin by studying Lidia Yuknavitch’s personal essay, “Woven,” and Alexander Chee’s “My Parade,” and will discuss how nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and theatre can grapple with uncomfortable subjects and situations to illuminate conflicts, heighten drama, create complex characters, and reveal the human condition. In this class, writers will be invited to push their speakers and protagonists to face obstacles that they’re rather like to avoid or are afraid to encounter. We’ll study what makes a story compelling based on psychological, physical, spiritual, and emotional stakes. If you’re currently working on a short story, novel, screenplay, theatrical play, lyrical essay, memoir, or narrative poem which has a unique dilemma at is heart, come stop by the Munich Readery on Saturday April 16 for our next creative writing workshop led by Rita Banerjee. Participation in this workshop is limited to 15, and advance registration is required. To register, send an email to Lisa by April 12 at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Workshop Fee: €30.