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WORKSHOP : Making the Leap from Fact to Fiction
March 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pmFree
Writer Cynthia Reeves is the 2018 â€œArt of the Climateâ€ resident at Art + Science In the Field: AS IF Center.Â Her current writing project is a trilogy of linked novellas entitledÂ The Comfort of Water. All three are set on the Svalbard archipelago, where in June 2017 she shared the Arctic Circle Summer Solstice expedition with 31 other artists.Â
This workshop will focus on finding inspiration for creative writing in â€œfactâ€ and incorporating research into fiction.Â We will address questions such as: How do you write authentically about subjects with which you might be only tangentially familiar? Why do certain subjectsâ€“climate change and historical events, for exampleâ€“intrigue you? How can that fascination be put to use in your writing?
Preparation for the workshop will include completing several reading assignments totalling approximately eight hours. The workshop will consist of an informal lecture as well as a writing exercise that will be completed in class and shared with other participants. Due to time constraints, there will not be an opportunity for Cynthia to read the work of participants beforehand. Â
Minimum 8 participants / Maximum 12
Workshop registration closes March 10
To apply,Â write a brief (250-300 word) essay about why you are interested in the workshop, and emailÂ by March 10Â to AS IF Center DirectorÂ Nancy Lowe.