The Possibilities of Time in Storytelling Zoom Seminar, May 15th, 2021
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Live Seminar Via Zoom 10AM – 1PM CST
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Led by Simon Han, the author of Nights When Nothing Happened (Riverhead Books, 2020), which was named a Best Book of the Year by Time, The Washington Post, Harper's Bazaar, and Texas Monthly.
Every story has a relationship to time. Time can take on many shapes and move in different directions, and our understanding of it is tied to our cultural context.
In our writing, how do we communicate the passage of time? How do we use language to shape and reshape the experience of time? How do we not only pass time, but feel time?
In this one-day, three-hour seminar, we’ll discuss several works of fiction that demonstrate the possibilities of time (students should read these short pieces prior to class). We’ll also put these ideas into practice through a generative writing exercise.
While the discussion will draw mainly from fiction, this class should be helpful for creative nonfiction writers as well.
YOU'LL TAKE HOME:
- Strategies for conveying time in your writing.
- Close reading techniques to identify a story's use of time.
- Application of class concepts in a writing exercise
TAKE THIS CLASS IF:
- You're finding the constraints of your current writing practice too limiting.
- You want exposure to a range of new approaches to bring to your writing practice.
- You want an expanded sense of what is possible in your work.
"Simon is a brilliant, kind, and generous person. It was such a privilege to learn from him."
"It was the best workshop experience I have had."
"Simon is an excellent teacher, writer, and critic. The atmosphere in his classroom was always encouraging and challenging and drove me to strive for excellence in my writing."ONLINE COURSE STRUCTURE:
This class will meet via Zoom on May 15th, 2021 from 10AM - 1PM CST
You can pay for the course in full or use Affirm to pay over time with equal Monthly Payments. Both options are available at checkout.
Simon Han | Live via Zoom
Saturday, May 15, 2021 | 10AM – 1PM CST
Seminar is fully ONLINE and meets via Zoom
Instructor Simon Han is the author of Nights When Nothing Happened (Riverhead Books, 2020), which was named a Best Book of the Year by Time, The Washington Post, Harper's Bazaar, and Texas Monthly. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Virginia Quarterly Review, Guernica, Electric Literature, Lit Hub, the Texas Observer, and elsewhere. A former visiting assistant professor at the University of Tulsa, he currently lives in Carrollton, Texas.