Reading can be a writer’s greatest teacher when it comes to learning what works and doesn’t work on the page. In this 6-week workshop, with bestselling author Laura Castoro as our guide, we will use close reading to examine how the writing pros achieve enviable work.
Are you a storyteller? Have you ever considered how to push the boundaries of what storytelling could be? Ever wondered what blending genres of horror, folktales and traditional stories, as well as magical imaginings, could mean for your work? In this generative writing workshop for adults 16+, we will explore short stories, poems and hybrid pieces that unlock the strange, the magical, the grotesque, and the beautiful that we find in our everyday lives. You will have the opportunity to find the weird in the ordinary, explore traditional stories and urban legends, and reimagine realities.
Featuring writers Florinda Brown, Adam Soto, Leticia Urieta, and Eddie Vega. The Carpenter Hotel
Doors 7p // Storytelling 7:30p Tickets start at $10 online & at the door. ASL interpretation will be provided.
Proceeds support Austin Bat Cave’s tuition-free creative writing programs for young people in Central Texas.
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.