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And every young person has a unique story to tell

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Amplify their voices and stories

Summer Camp

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Adult Workshops

Spring 2019 Adult Writing Classes & Workshops

We are excited to offer adult writing programs for writers of all skill levels. Stay tuned as we add more workshops and classes to our spring lineup! All classes take place at Austin Bat Cave on S. Congress (map).

Please note: The fees from ABC’s adult writing workshops are used to both subsidize our programs for children and to pay your workshop instructors.

All classes are non-refundable but are transferrable to another person or to another class of equal or lesser value!

To Comfort and Disturb: Writing Emotion with Polly Rosenwaike

Tuition: $100.00

Wednesday, June 26th: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

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It’s been said that good art’s job is to comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable, which raises interesting questions about the emotional power of narrative. Let’s talk about writing prose—both fiction and nonfiction—designed to stir up strong feelings. What makes for an affecting reading experience? How can we craft work that’s genuinely moving, rather than sentimental or exploitative? How do we channel emotion from our own lives into writing, and how do we imagine the experiences of others in convincing ways? We’ll look at short, emotionally-charged pieces and do some in-class exercises, with an eye toward representing psychological complexity and sharpening expressive language. This class is open to fiction and nonfiction writers of all levels. 

If you are interested in participating in creative writing programs for adults, please email info@austinbatcave.org.

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