Crossing the Line: Too Close For Comfort with Jennifer Spiegel
Saturday, October 14, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
$59 Regular, $44 Student
About the Class
This three-hour class will look at writing about intimacy—that is, writing stories, scenes, and situations in which characters trespass upon or are trespassed upon by other characters. Personal space is somehow violated as candor becomes a kind of aesthetic. When is it appropriate to expose characters so intimately? What purpose might this serve? How is such intimacy created? What effect does it have on readers? In addition to looking at example passages, we'll spend some time on writing exercises. Authors discussed include Elena Ferrante, Philip Roth, J.D. Salinger, David Sedaris, and others.