Local writer and artist Emma Rosenberg will lead a workshop on how to write vivid post-apocalyptic fiction. For two hours, step into a doomsday of your own making. Channel your anxiety about the ongoing destruction of the earth and push the boundaries of human fortitude on the page.
Have you ever wanted to write about a big, important topic, but didn't know where to start? In this workshop, we'll look at examples of "Exhibit Essays," where an author uses a specific and approachable "exhibit" in order to talk about something bigger and deeper. Then we'll try using "exhibits" to tackle big ideas in our own writing.
Art has a way of breaking us out of our daily routine and sparking our imaginations, and there is a long tradition of writers using visual art as inspiration for their writing. There is even a name for it: ekphrasis. For this workshop, we'll meet at the Frist Art Museum and, with the help of some creative prompts, write our own poems and stories inspired by art.
The Hunger Games. The Road.Ready Player One. The Giver. These widely acclaimed narratives come from a long tradition of storytelling about worlds gloomier, crueler, and more distorted than our own. In this workshop, we’ll dissect fiction’s dark horse and figure out how to effectively deploy dystopian ideas in our own writing.