The Love Story: A Writing Workshop

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The Love Story: A Writing Workshop

245.00

This workshop will examine the ways we write about love in fiction: romantic love, familial love, unconventional love, etc.  Our basis will be the notion that love is ultimately self-knowledge, which lies at the core of all great fiction, and like self-knowledge it involves an endless and inexhaustible act of seeking.  We will read and discuss short stories—by writers like Annie Proulx, Raymond Carver, and Anton Chekov—that are centered on the topic of love, this act of seeking, and try to not only define what a "love story" is and can be, but also explore the many other things we end up writing about when we write about love.  Then we'll do some exercises to help us find the best ways to write compellingly, convincingly, and unsentimentally about deeply sentimental things.  Although we’ll be focusing on fiction, the ideas inherent in our discussions will be of benefit to writers of nonfiction and poetry.  

 

When: Friday, April 21st, 6:00pm - 7:00pm (workshop kickoff)

Saturday, April 22nd, 1O:00am-3:30pm (lunch break 12:00-1:30pm)

Sunday, April 23rd, 10:00am-3:30pm (lunch break 12:00-1:30pm)

Where: The Iowa Writers' House, 332 E Davenport St

Fee: $245

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