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Friday, April 5 • 10:15am - 11:30am
1B: Narrative Unbound: Experimental Structures in Essays and Stories FULL
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Are you struggling to tell a story in a traditional narrative structure? Sometimes it’s not you-- it’s the form that’s got you down. See how a more experimental form can illuminate the story you’re trying to tell, and how leaving your comfort zone can bust open your writing style.

We’ll explore several approaches to narrative structure for both short stories and essays, such as collage and fragmentation, borrowed forms, and associative structures, and see how writers have used them in surprising and moving ways. We’ll provide guidelines to help you work with these structures on your own, as well as a writing prompt to get you started. You’ll come out of this session with new ways to approach narrative writing.

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Sari Boren

Playwright, Lesley University
Sari Boren is playwright, essayist, and museum exhibit developer. She premiered her touring solo play Exhibiting in 2019 and was a member of Company One Theater’s PlayLab Unit. Sari wrote “The Violet Room” for Flat Earth Theater’s collaborative play 7 rooms: The Masque of... Read More →
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Ron MacLean

Ron MacLean teaches writing at GrubStreet. His short fiction has been anthologized, and has appeared widely in magazines including GQ, Narrative, Fiction International, Night Train, Other Voices, Drunken Boat, Best Online Fiction 2010, and elsewhere. He is author most recently of... Read More →

Friday April 5, 2019 10:15am - 11:30am EDT
Cambridge Room - 4th Floor