Writing the Familiar into Strange: A One Day Generative Workshop with Roohi Choudhry


One Day Online Fiction Workshop — 35 students

Time & Date:
Tuesday, 6:00pm — 8:00pm
September 15th


For a limited time only, register for both Writing the Familiar into Strange: A One Day Generative Workshop and Upside Down: Writing the Familiar into Strange and receive a 20% discount on tuition fees. (That’s just $344 for both classes!) To redeem, enter code StrangeDeal at checkout. 

Member Price: $296.25*

A limited number of spots in each workshop are reserved for a special scholarship rate. Apply for a scholarship here. For more information on payment plans, please email emily@austinbatcave.org.

If you’re feeling sapped of creativity and craving escape from the mundane, inspiration is right in front of you. This is a one day, generative writing class about unearthing strange stories inside familiar rooms. We’re accustomed to searching for ideas in the outside world — sketching from nature or capturing family drama or scribbling down overheard conversations on the street. In this class, we turn inward. We’ll mine the drips and drabs from everyday objects and incorporate magic, fantasy and horror to turn the banal into the babadook. Using discussions, readings, prompts and games, we’ll spot the spooky stories hiding within familiar rooms, books, songs and memories.

This is a class for anyone who wants to jumpstart their writing, from absolute beginners to seasoned writers who might be stuck for ideas.

*applies to The Novel Membership Level only

This class is open to writers at all levels. 

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About the Instructor:

Roohi Choudhry was born in Pakistan and grew up in southern Africa and the middle east. As a creative writer who worked for a decade in data analysis and social research, she is passionate about helping people use structure and systems alongside creative intuition. Awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in 2015, her writing has appeared in Ploughshares, Callaloo, Longreads and the Kenyon Review, among others. She holds degrees in Economics and marketing research as well as an MFA in fiction from the University of Michigan. She now teaches fiction, memoir and creative writing in New York City and online. Find out more at brooklynstani.com.

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