Emotion & Suspense in Theatre, Poetry, and (Non)Fiction [SOLD OUT]
Saturday January 7, 2017 * 9:00-12:00
The Munich Readery, Augustenstraße 104, 80798 München
Plato argues that human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge. And before staging Kalidasa’s The Recognition of Śākuntalā, the director challenges his actress-lover: “As though in a painting, the entire audience has had their emotion colored through your melody. So now—what shall we perform to sustain the mood?” In this class, we will explore how creating vivid emotional worlds between characters and within storylines can build suspense, sustain drama, and lure the reader deeper in. If you’re currently working on a short story, novel, screenplay, theatrical play, lyrical essay, memoir, or narrative poem which has a unique emotional landscape, come stop by the Munich Readery on Saturday January 7 for our next creative writing workshop led by Rita Banerjee. Rita Banerjee’s article, “Emotion and Suspense: The Essence of Rasa Theory” appears in the January/February 2017 Inspiration Issue of Poets & Writers Magazine. To register, send an email to John by January 2, 2017 at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Workshop Fee: €30. This workshop is SOLD OUT.