Online Unconventional Narratives (Bibby) - Spring 2023 / Starts May 6
Meets 6 Saturdays 10 am-12:30pm PT
Taught by Renee Bibby
This six-week class will explore the unusual ways that persona narrators tell stories using fragments, PowerPoint presentations, interactive media, footnotes, indices, Q&A, and parallel stories.
How do authors, like Jennifer Egan, Etgar Keret, Lucy Corin, Sarah Gailey, and Mark Danielewski, create strong persona narrators that build story in a variety of unusual formats? In this six-week class, you will sample diverse exercises that challenge your ideas about how persona narrators tell stories. In the weekly, two-and- half-hour, unrecorded video discussions, we will discuss the week’s exercise, explore the model’s basic techniques and unconventional methods of storytelling, share work, and offer critiques. This class is open to new, current, and returning Writers Studio students.