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Image of Professor Butts and the Self Operating Napkin originally published in Colliers, September 1931
Image of Professor Butts and the Self Operating Napkin originally published in Colliers, September 1931

Experimental Games of Found Writing: A Workshop with Justin Noga

Date(s): Saturday, August 4, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281 (view map)
Type(s):
Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Creative Nonfiction, Fiction

Cost: 
$80 Regular, $72 ASU Affiliate, $70 Student

About the Class

Our world is full of misheard conversations, misread labels, misspoken phrases, old postcards from unknown lovers, lists from angry children found on a jog —these are the hidden gems of the creative process. From found texts and influences, participants will be encouraged to write in collaboration and examination of these found items.   

In this generative workshop, we will discuss ways to tease setting, characters, themes, images, and other disparate parts of narrative craft. Then we’ll put our conversations to use through a variety of writing games, designed to inspire, create, and bring your ideas to the page. Be prepared to write in this fun and exploratory space!

Meet Your Instructor

Justin Noga is a second-year MFA student in Creative Writing (Fiction) at Arizona State University, where he teaches composition and creative writing. He is the recipient of the 2017-2018 Global Teaching Fellowship at the National University of Singapore, where he co-taught a fiction-writing course for NUS students and alumni. His work has been published in Conjunctions. He is from Akron, Ohio.