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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
Genre and Form(s): Creative Nonfiction, Fiction
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!
Justin Noga is a first-year MFA student in Fiction at Arizona State University, and holds a Bachelor's from Ohio University. His work has been published in Conjunctions. Before coming to ASU, he worked in a libraries and tutoring centers in Seattle, Washington. He has been known to foster dogs for local rescues. He hails from Akron, Ohio.