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Writing from a Distance: Conjuring Foreign Places in Fiction
$45.00 – $90.00
This course is part of our 2021 Spectacular Summer Seminar Festival (SSSF) and will be held via Crowdcast. The fees from ABC’s adult writing workshops subsidize our free writing programs for kids, whose work is collected in a yearly anthology, and pay our adult workshop instructors.
ABC board member Dalia Azim’s debut novel, Country of Origin, will be published in March 2022. She has worked for over twenty years in the art world and is currently the manager of special projects at the Blanton Museum of Art. As a fiction writer who works in the visual arts, Dalia draws heavily on sensory cues to evoke foreign places in her fiction, relying on resources such as archival photographs, maps, music, and film to deepen the world-building in her work. This two-hour workshop will explore different methods for conjuring distant places on the page. Students should consider in advance a place they want to write about (preferably someplace where they’ve spent time), and bring a photograph and another inspiring object to the workshop. At the end of this session, students will have the beginnings of a rich scene steeped in a distant land.
This Austin Bat Cave adult writing seminar is open to writers of all levels and will be recorded.
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