Workshop for :
TRANSFORMATIONS: Autobiography into Fiction
“Transformations” is a workshop devoted to helping writers transform their autobiographical material into fiction.
New writers are often overwhelmed by the sheer amount of memory and experience they possess and need to find ways to identify and focus on the truly resonant details of their lives.
In this workshop, participants will engage in a series of writing experiments that help to uncover significant memories and experiences that might form the basis of stories and novels. Further, they will learn techniques, e.g., vivid prose and imagery, to transform these autobiographical experiences into fiction.
Materials: Pencil (or pen) and paper—and an eagerness to get started on that long put aside novel or story!
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Alice Lichtenstein’s recently published novel, The Crime of Being (Upper Hand Press, 2019) has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. She has received a New York Foundation of the Arts Grant in Fiction and has twice been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony.
Previous novels include: The Genius of the World (Zoland Books, 2000), and Lost (Scribner, 2010). Her short fiction has been included in numerous publications, three of them nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
She is a renowned teacher of fiction writing, a featured writer and panelist at The Tucson Festival of Books, and teaches at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York and in Surrey, Maine. She holds degrees from Brown and Boston Universities.
This is Alice’s first Festival as a participating writer and she will be offering the Writing Workshop, “TRANSFORMATIONS: Autobiography into Fiction”.