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Place as Character: A Writing Workshop to Capture Your Surroundings (And Readers)

April 8, 2019 - June 2, 2019

$365

rusted car interior Place as Character online writing course at One Lit Place onelitplace.com

In writing, a town or city, room or yard, can be as much a protagonist as flesh and bone.

In this class we’ll read clips from both fiction and nonfiction that concern a deep investment in place. We’ll explore how a) people change within different surroundings, b) discuss techniques for revealing hidden traits of yourself, and c) write a nonfiction narrative or essay about going from a place of stress to one of relief.

Students with an interest in essay and memoir writing should enroll to learn more about the mechanics of who, what, where, when and why as applied to writing. The class project will be a 1,200-word excerpt for any type of personal or nonfiction writing, with several shorter “warm-up” writing exercises beforehand, gradually building to the final assignment.

All writers- from entry-level writers to experienced will get a tremendous amount of craft and insight from this course. No prior writing experience is necessary. Just bring your love of the written word and a story to tell!

Instructor: Kenneth R. Rosen

Kenneth Rosen Headshot journalist and nonfiction writer and instructor at One Lit Place onelitplace.comKenneth R. Rosen, a senior news assistant at The New York Times, is a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, a Robert Novak fellow, and a 2019 MacDowell Colony fellow. He is a contributing writer for WIRED, and is at work on two books: a work of literary nonfiction about tough love treatment programs for juveniles (Little A, 2020) and a book on the synthetic fiber known as Kevlar (Bloomsbury, 2019).

Details

Start:
April 8, 2019
End:
June 2, 2019
Cost:
$365
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Website:
https://www.onelitplacecom

Venue

Online
Toronto, M4J1R7 Canada
Phone:
416-659-5365

Organizer

Jenna Kalinsky
Phone:
416.659.5365
Email:
contact@onelitplace.com
Website:
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