Adult | Beginner – Intermediate
Instructor: Thao Thai
Thursdays, January 18 – February 29 (no class 2/15)
What makes for a memorable love story? Is it the characters? The narrative voice? The dialogue? We’re all familiar with the love stories that fit inside a tidy formula, but what about the more difficult ones about love lost, love unrequited, or simply, love that exists on the periphery of common depictions? There is a place—and a need—for stories that reexamine our very definition of love and the way it’s explored in the written word. In this writing workshop, we’ll dive into the nuance of short-form writing by workshopping our stories and examining the craft choices behind each. We’ll read examples of published fictional and nonfiction love stories that challenge us to think more deeply about the tenderness and violence within relationships. In the end, writers will walk away with either a creative nonfiction essay or a short piece of fiction that presents their version of an unexpected love story.
Master Classroom, Lower Level
Approx. Cost of Materials: Approx. $5