From Memory and Imagination: A Generative Writing Workshop


From Memory and Imagination:
A Generative Writing Workshop

WHEN: Friday, March 25, 6-8 pm
Saturday, March 26, 9:30 am- 3:30 pm
WHERE: The Iowa Writers' House,  332 E Davenport St
FEE: $145
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COURSE DESCRIPTION
Memory and Imagination: how can one draw from experience while creating new stories? How can a new voice emerge from one’s archive? Can the writer’s imagination be entirely free from memory? How does one tap into this memory when creating new stories? In this workshop we will explore ways and means of retrieving from one’s own archive, from the visuals etched in the mind from way back, in order to create new stories.

At the end of the workshop participants will be expected to be able to navigate through the maze that memory is, sift through it and create new stories. Included in this workshop is ‘Writing from Third World Perspective’. In this segment, we will explore how writers in the so-called Third World find inspiration and that world to create the new world without totally alienating themselves from their environs.

This workshop was created for both fiction and non-fiction writers. It is perfect for beginning writers as well as those who are looking to advance their skill sets.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Sabata-mpho Mokae returns to Iowa this spring with great anticipation. The South African writer in residence for the University of Iowa's International Writing Program in 2014, Mokae is the author of The Story of Sol T Plaatje (biography),  Dikeledi [Tears] a youth novella and Escaping Trauma, and a poetry collection . Mokae won the M-Net Literary Award for Best Novel in Setswana for his first novel, Ga Ke Modisa [I’m Not My Brother’s Keeper] as well as the  the South African Literary Award (literary journalism category) in 2011.

His latest book Kanakotsame: In My Times, a collection of short English stories, was launched in 2015. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Creative Writing from Rhodes University, where he is currently a doctoral candidate, and is a creative writing lecturer at the Sol Plaatje University in Kimberley, South Africa.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
WHEN: Friday- 6-8 pm
Saturday, 9:30 am- 3:30 pm
WHERE: The Iowa Writers' House,  332 E Davenport St

REGISTER FOR WORKSHOP


Everyone has a story to tell. If you are financially unable to attend this workshop, scholarships are available through our generous partners and donors. 

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