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Eight Literary Jailbreaks beyond Traditional Narrative
October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC+5$150
Take a class with New York Times bestselling author David Shields
Saturdays, Oct 10, 17 & 24; 1-3pm (Central time), Online via Zoom
Cost: $150 Nonmembers; $125 Members; $75 Students
Reinvigorate your approach to nonfiction by joining New York Times bestselling author David Shields for three Zoom workshops that examine eight “breaks” from traditional narrative. In this class (lecture, handouts, class discussion), you’ll explore the myriad ways in which you might deploy similar strategies in your own work. By studying brevity, diary, collage, remix, appropriation, photo, film, and collaboration, you can consider a book or essay or story or novel as a less dutifully linear operation. Maybe it could be more liberatingly open-ended/open-minded? You’ll take away from this workshop newly drafted works and innovative approaches that will enrich your writing life.
David Shields is the internationally bestselling author of twenty-two books, including Reality Hunger (named one of the best books of 2010 by more than thirty publications), The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead (New York Times bestseller), Black Planet (finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award), Other People: Takes & Mistakes (NYTBR Editors’ Choice), among other award-winning publications. James Franco’s film adaptation of I Think You’re Totally Wrong: A Quarrel, which Shields co-wrote and co-stars in, was released in 2017. Shields also wrote, produced, and directed Lynch: A History, a documentary film about Marshawn Lynch’s use of silence, echo, and mimicry as key tools of resistance with rave reviews in the New Yorker, the Nation, and dozens of other publications. His books have been translated into two dozen languages. His website is davidshields.com.