- Course Tutor: Leah Dworkin
- When: Mondays 18:00-20:00 CET / 12:00-14:00 EST
- Start date: 17 May 2021
- Where: Online
- Number of Sessions: 7
- Maximum Participants: 14
- Cost: €190
Are you struggling with ideas that never seem to get beyond a certain point? Our brain is designed to become creatively fixed, and to follow the specific patterns and connections it has established in the past.
Over the course of our seven sessions together, we’ll use a mix of somatic techniques, games of chance, restructuring of craft, memory work, and elements of play to generate new work, scenes, and language in order to break out of those patterns and discover new pathways into storytelling.
The first half of each session will be exercises in writing, followed by a time to share our work.* We’ll use the shared work as a springboard to further our discussion on process and approach—seeing how some of these different techniques can move our stories in new directions.
Using momentum to explore voice, perspective, dialogue, and plot we’ll find new ways to learn about ourselves and our characters through exercises that help us access vulnerability, and possibility.
* If there are certain elements of your writing you’d like to work on, requests from the class will always be prioritized.
Open to all genres (fiction and non-fiction), and all laevels.
*(Sharing will never be required.)
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
Leah Dworkin is a writer based in New York City. Her writing practice combines her interests: visual art and oral storytelling, holistic eating and food intuition, music and sonics, memory, dreamwork, movement, mysticism, somatics and magic. Her stories have been published in Fence, BOMB, Hotel, LitroUS, Best American Experimental and elsewhere. She’s worked as an associate editor at Conjunctions and is currently the editor for the Manhattan anthology for Dostoyevsky Wannabe. She works as a freelance editor, and loves editing all varieties of manuscripts, essays and short stories. She also writes literary criticism and has an MFA in Fiction from Columbia University. You can see more of her work on her website at leahsophiadworkin.com or follow her online @frumperella.