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Fooling Ourselves (into Writing)

Feeling stumped or stagnant? Have an idea, but don’t know where to start? Not a “writing from ideas” kind of writer? We’ll explore ways of tricking ourselves into writing. We’ll create language banks, dig up gluts of memory, and then hunt for the narrative hiding in these resources. We’ll learn from writers such as Diane Williams, Harry Mathews, Gary Lutz, and Lynda Barry, all of whom have developed unique methods of generating work and mimic these efforts at spinning raw material into stories.

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Instructor: Jac Jemc

Class Type: 1 Session

Start Date: 03/23/2014

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Jac Jemc

Jac Jemc is the author of The Grip of It, forthcoming from FSG Originals in August 2017. Her first novel, My Only Wife (Dzanc Books) was a finalist for the 2013 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction and winner of the Paula Anderson Book Award, and her collection of stories, A Different Bed Every Time (Dzanc Books) was named one of Amazon's best story collections of 2014. She edits nonfiction for Hobart.

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