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Sunday, April 7 • 10:00am - 11:15am
9L: Do Not Think: On Creating and Sustaining the Narrative "Dream" FULL
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Master novelist and short story writer Richard Bausch says, "Do not think, dream. If you think you're thinking when you're writing, then think again; you're working with the dreaming side of your mind, so dream, dream, dream it through." I could not agree more. I also believe that this holds true whether you’re writing fiction or creative non-fiction and memoir, because when we explore our lives through the subjective lens of our own memories, we’re still "dreaming" our way back.

But how-- technically speaking-- does one "dream" fully and honestly, with mere words? In this session we'll lay out techniques for this approach with a bit of lecture, in-class creative writing exercises, and a constructive critique of what comes out of you, one honest word at a time.

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Andre Dubus III

Andre Dubus III is the author of seven books: The Cage Keeper and Other Stories, Bluesman, and the New York Times bestsellers, House of Sand and Fog, The Garden of Last Days, Gone So Long and his memoir, Townie, a #4 New York Times bestseller and a New York Times "Editors Choice... Read More →

Sunday April 7, 2019 10:00am - 11:15am EDT
Whittier Room - 4th Floor