New York Writers Workshop presents Sundays @ St. Mark's: Kick Starting Stories (and taking them around the block), with Tim Tomlinson
Kick Starting Stories (and taking them around the block) is a workshop intensive in narrative prose, drawing on and working with fiction, memoir, and creative nonfiction. The workshop opens with generative exercises designed to get stories going. Follow-up exercises explore possibilities for progressive complications in both character and story. The final hour concerns the problems of follow-through and satisfying ending, with exercises in each. Participants will take away several drafts and many ideas for developing successful prose narratives.
Tim Tomlinson is a co-founder of New York Writers Workshop and co-author of its popular text, The Portable MFA in Creative Writing. Other publications include the chapbook, Yolanda: An Oral History in Verse, the poetry collection, Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire, and the forthcoming collection of short fiction, This Is Not Happening to You (Fall 2017). His poems, essays, and short fiction have appeared in numerous US venues, as well as in Australia, China, Singapore, and the Philippines. He resides in New York City, where he teaches in NYU's Global Liberal Studies program.
DATE: Sunday, May 7, 2017
TIME: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
PLACE: 12 St. Mark's Place, 3F