Turning Your Real-Life Anecdotes Into Compelling Fiction (with Ben Jackson) - ONLINE SESSION
We all take inspiration from our own lives when we're writing, but sometimes our experiences are the hardest things to write successfully as fiction. We'll explore why our terrible dates, or uncomfortable cab rides, or job losses, or trips to Antarctica often don't make a great short stories, and how they could.
Ben Jackson holds an MFA in fiction from Boston University and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge. His nonfiction writing has appeared in The London Review of Books, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Awl, and The Guardian, among others, and his short fiction has appeared in West Branch. He's received grants from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Banff Center, and is working on his first novel.
WHEN: Sunday, May 31 (3 - 5pm)
WHERE: Online, via Zoom video conference
ONLINE SESSIONS happen remotely, via Zoom video conference. All you need is a laptop, computer, or phone with functioning audio and a webcam. Those who RSVP receive directions and a link to "join" the session via email. All online instructors will log on to the video conference 20 minutes before the start of the session, to help anyone with technical issues, so please plan to log on early if you'd like assistance! We'll do everything in our power to help you get comfortable with this new format, though when the session begins, we will not be able to assist with technical difficulties.