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Fictioneering the Non-Fictiony: Experimental Writing Games to Bend Lived Experiences into Fiction with Justin Noga

Date(s): Saturday, June 1, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location:
KJZZ StoryFest, Mesa Convention Center, Building C, 201 N Center St, Mesa, AZ 85201
Type(s):
Generative Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Fiction, Flash, Memoir, Novels, Short Stories
Cost: Free

About the Class

Your falling-out with a best friend from childhood. Your family’s buffoonery in a public setting. Your perceptions of sex last year, ten years back, twenty years back. These are all gems of our lives that, with a little snip or suture, can become springboards for fictions with real resonance. In this generative short workshop, we will use a series of experimental and collaborative writing games to mine out moments from our own lives—half-remembered or not—which we will bend and stretch and snap and reshape into fictions wholly their own. By allowing ourselves to shift these realities, we can harness the emotional energies of those old memories, and breathe new life into them.

Please note: while this class is free, registrations are required in order to attend. Any unclaimed seats will be released to the general public 10 minutes before the start of the class. Space is limited. We recommend registering to reserve your seat.

Presented as part of the KJZZ StoryFest and Authors Showcase.

Meet Your Instructor

Photograph of Justin Noga

Justin Noga is a fiction writer from Akron, Ohio, and is a second-year MFA student at Arizona State University. He teaches composition and creative writing at ASU, taught for the Piper Writers Studio at the Virginia G Piper Center for Creative Writing in Summer 2018, and was the recipient of the 2018 Virginia G. Piper Global Teaching Fellowship for the National University of Singapore. His work has been published in Conjunctions. He lives with a whippet/terrier with a Napoleon complex.