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"Everyone has a story, and every story is made up of other stories that can be told. How will you tell your story? And to whom?" asks instructor Kevin Dublin.
In this class, we will generate ideas and writing through a series of fun exercises on building memorable scenes, creating vivid images, hooking with narration, crafting characters, and developing engaging dialogue. To guide us in our writing, we will read a range of creative work from masters such as Lydia Davis, Julio Cortazar, Morgan Parker, Matsuo Bashō, and Franz Kafka.
Kevin says, "One key component of writing is finding people to talk with about writing who are as passionate as you are or would like to be. We'll provide a space for that."
Though always optional, you'll be invited to complete take-home exercises and to share your work with one another during class. By the end of five weeks, you’ll have the tools and confidence to write that poem, essay or story that’s all your own.
Kevin Dublin is author of the chapbook How to Fall in Love in San Diego (Finishing Line Press, 2017) and editor of Etched Press. He enjoys making video adaptations of poetry and working with emerging artists and writers. His words have most recently appeared or are forthcoming in North Carolina Literary Review, Rogue Agent, and Poetry International. He holds an MFA from San Diego State and has taught in community as well as youth programs and colleges, including Duke University and Litquake’s Elder Writing Project. Follow him on Twitter @PartEverything.
- Sunday, September 22, 7:00pm-9:30pm
- Sunday, September 29, 7:00pm-9:30pm
- Sunday, October 06, 7:00pm-9:30pm
- Sunday, October 13, 7:00pm-9:30pm
- Sunday, October 20, 7:00pm-9:30pm