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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 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.