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Eight Literary Jailbreaks beyond Traditional Narrative

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.

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