“Read and read to find out what kind of writer you want to be. Write and write to find out what kind of writer you are.”….. Colson Whitehead
For this last workshop in the spring series, we’re looking at how to write about the social context we live in, our real world, the issues we’re passionate about, the mess we’re in etc. We’ll use Hon Ong’s story Javi to explore coming at topical concerns on a slant, through the eyes of the “other”, without sounding like billboards or op-ed writers.
All writers interested in fiction are welcome. And, although the question of “what exactly is fiction” will always come up, we’re not discussing personal narratives or memoir here, unless fictionalized.
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Workshop leader: Riki Moss, a BWW member since 2015, attending and leading workshops and retreats as she struggles through a hair-pulling draft of her second novel. Her first, An Obese Gentleman In No Apparent Distress (North Atlantic Press) was a fictionalized collaboration. She has an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, has several short stories in anthologies, and a previous life as a potter/sculptor.
Burlington Writers Workshop
110 Main St Suite 3C
Burlington, VT, US