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Tucker Leighty Phillips

Piper Writers Studio Instructor 2019
Student Mentoring Program Mentor 2019

About Tucker Leighty Phillips

Tucker Leighty-Phillips is an MFA candidate in fiction at Arizona State University, where he is also an associate editor at Hayden's Ferry Review. His work has been featured or forthcoming at Smokelong Quarterly, Hobart, West Branch Wired, WhiskeyPaper, and elsewhere.

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Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Type: Workshop, Generative Workshop
Genre: Fiction, Flash, Short Stories

How do we create an expansive world from a limited setting? How do writers maintain narrative movement when they're confined to a single household? In this workshop, we will examine the works of Shirley Jackson, Marilynne Robinson, as well as scenes from films that engage with similar narrative structures in order to investigate how invention can operate in a compact space. Our class will dive into these stories, perform writing exercises, and achieve a better understanding of how constraints in storytelling can allow for a more substantial sense of freedom.

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