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From Notes to Narrative: Building Stories from Our Daily Lives with Warren Glynn

Date(s): Tuesdays, July 10 - 24, 2018, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Location:
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
Type(s):
Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Creative Nonfiction, Fiction

Cost: 
$80 Regular, $72 ASU Affiliate, $70 Student
About the Class: 

We all have them, swirling around us each day. These ordinary components of our lives that litter our purses, desktops, wallets, drawers, and countertops. Consider all the shopping lists, brochures, memos, notes, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations occupying your space -- what if there was a way to gain inspiration for our fiction writing through these seemingly mundane documents? Let’s put these objects to creative use!

In this workshop, we’ll experiment with narrative, using the “forms” of everyday life as frames for stories that can convey real, human emotion and contain clear dramatic stakes. We’ll look at a few examples of published fiction that have adapted such forms and then try our hands at crafting our own stories. Bring your random notes from home (don’t be afraid of the odd and interesting), your thoughts, and your desire to create.

About the Instructor(s): 

Warren Glynn is a MFA candidate in fiction at Arizona State University, currently in his third year, where he has taught creative writing in addition to both introductory and advanced composition. He was most recently awarded a 2018 Global Residency Fellowship from the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing.

He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 2015, with Bachelor degrees in both creative writing and philosophy. He is originally from Scranton, Pennsylvania