A Workshop of Unusual Texts: Generating Ideas from Strange Sources with Icess Fernandez Rojas
Have you ever created a story from a phone book? Or used a dictionary to write an essay? How about a poem from a grocery receipt? Every day, we encounter several kinds of texts that easily lend themselves to creating new and interesting work. Sometimes a piece of paper or a strange book can jump start a new story, poem or essay. But how do you harness that idea into something great? During this generative workshop we will look at several texts (the stranger the better) to create new work. We’ll also read some examples from other writers who have done the same! Participants will get out of their comfort zone to see where the Muse takes them. By the end, you’ll leave with a fist full of possibilities and a new eye for inspiration search. After all, who says that a menu can’t inspire new writing?
INSTRUCTOR: ICESS FERNANDEZ ROJAS TIME: Sunday, March 15th, 3-6 PM PRICE: Early-Bird until Tuesday, March 10th: $45 for members, $60 for non-members. After Tuesday, March 10th: $55 for members, $70 for non-members. Become a member here. Scholarships available here. LOCATION: Writespace at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards #208, Houston, TX 77007 LEVEL: All Levels CAP: Limited to 15 Writers