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The Long and Short of It: How Time Functions in Narrative
May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$25
We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.
Member Price: $22
Deadline to Register: May 18, 5 pm
Instructor: Shoshana Akabas
Years flash by in the blink of an eye; another moment seems to stretch on forever. How do authors decide and control the way an audience experiences time within a story? What tools do they employ that you can implement as well? In this class, we’ll study the strategies and tricks used by authors to successfully manipulate time in fiction and try out a number of writing exercises with an eye toward practicing these techniques and generating new material. We will be reading examples in fiction, but narrative writers of other genres are welcome to join.
Shoshana Akabas is a New York-based writer and teacher. She holds an MFA in fiction from Columbia University, where she taught writing for four years. She’s received artist and research fellowships from Jentel Foundation, Gladstone’s Library, and National Geographic. Most recently, her writing has been featured in The Washington Post, The Kenyon Review, The Believer, Electric Lit, and American Short Fiction. www.ShoshanaAkabas.com