ONLINE Up Close and Personal
Where are YOU in your writing? The best way to truly engage an audience is to write from a place that is personal, informed, and imaginative, but how do we avoid stepping on your own boundaries or writing material so personal that it doesn’t let the reader or audience in?
This course will outline a specific creative formula to first mine the depths of personal experience and flush out what you might wish to explore, then dive into the world of incorporating research technique into your writing, finally rounding things out with creative fiction to hone your narrative. Using practical exercises, in-class writing, and direct feedback, this class will work towards creating pieces that can be turned into poems, essays, plays, or something much bigger – encouraging writers to graduate material from true stories to great writing in a safe and supported environment.
This is an interactive online course using the Zoom web conferencing platform.
Louise Casemore is an artist advocate, prairie nuisance, and two-time Sterling Award winning playwright. Originally from Edmonton, she is Artistic Director of indie renegade Defiance Theatre, recipient of the ATP/Enbridge Playwright’s Award, and featured artist in NYC ‘s “Necessary Exposure: The Female Playwright Project”. Original works include OCD, Functional, GEMINI (Chinook Series, High Performance Rodeo), and the upcoming cabaret exorcism that is Undressed with Alberta Theatre Projects. Additional credits include teaching playwriting and performance creation with the Writer’s Guild of Alberta, Alberta Playwright’s Network, ATP Raucous Caucus, APN’s YouthRiot, and serving as a Regional Caucus Representative for the Playwrights Guild of Canada. She remains active in the larger community by way of dramaturgy, policy writing, events, and research; and relishes any opportunity to wear lipstick.