Writing from Now
WRITING from where we are: If we only knew where the path leads, where and how the story ends, it might be easier to tell it!
Mar 05, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM GMT+2
About the Event
How do we write memoir or represent fictional characters and remain true to the fact that our knowledge of what will come to pass is always limited? We don't know how the future will impact our view of the past, when we have the benefits of retrospect. What strategies can we use to write as wisely as possible in spite of all that is hidden from us about the meaning of the moment when we put pen to paper? How can writing sometimes amplify and multiply the futures we are able to imagine? How is the unknown exciting and suspenseful? In cases where we DO think we know how a story "turned out," how can we recapture the sense of the person in the past, who was ignorant of what would unfold? No experience needed. We will work from two texts as models. We will write during the workshop. Sharing your work is optional but always welcome. Texts will include excerpts from Elizabeth Strout, Oh, William; and Delmore Schwartz, "In Dreams Begin Responsibilities." Texts and zoom link will be sent after payment remitted.
Cost 400 NIS or $115. Reduced rates available. Information on how to submit payment will follow automatically upon registration. Your registration is confirmed only upon receipt of payment. Thank you!
Minimum registration: 8