IN PERSON Crossing Genres to Invigorate Your Story
5 Weeks | Mondays | Begins February 26 | 1-3pm
Instructor: Laura Swart
MEMBER PRICE: $180.00 (with member coupon AWCSM25)
NON-MEMBER PRICE: $240.00
What can you, a storywriter, learn from a poet? Quite a lot, it turns out; images subsidize stories. What about drama? Can you watch a play or a movie and discover something about movement, posturing, the way people talk? Can you arrest readers with a few sentences or even a few words? Can you make them feel and make them think—like they do when they read flash fiction or an essay?
Join author Laura Swart—poet, novelist, playwright, and essayist—and in a supportive and dynamic environment, learn how to craft a story that reaches beyond the basic elements of fiction/nonfiction—a story that readers can feel, see, hear, and touch.
NOTE: You will need three or more pages of a rough draft to fully benefit from this course.
This class takes place in person at the Alexandra Writers’ Centre in Calgary.
Laura Swart is a novelist, poet, and playwright. She has taught creative and critical writing to adults for over thirty years, encouraging students to find and raise their writing voices. Her humanitarian work around the world—most recently in Ethiopia and Ukraine—have shaped her thinking, her teaching, and her writing.