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Journey Within Virtual Writing Workshop with Lauren B. Davis

April 2, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Journey Within is a nine-session course created by a global community of writers in collaboration with the library.  The virtual workshops will bring the experience and craft of established writers to people who wish to hone their skills.  Authors will provide live online presentation sessions followed by a Q&A segment in which participants will be able to submit questions for discussion.  Please see the complete schedule here.

Session 1 (The Handless Maiden – The Snow Queen) will be taught by Lauren B. Davis

Davis will discuss how folk and fairy tales can act as inspiration for your writing. She will talk about how folk tales helped her write The Grimoire Of Kensington Market and engage writers in using them to approach and deepen their own work.

Join the Zoom meeting at the following link at the stated time of the session:  https://us04web.zoom.us/j/656082942 (RSVPs appreciated on the Facebook event page)

Suggested exercises:

  1. Think of your favorite fairy or folk tale. Rewrite it as a short-short — 500 words or less — framed as a modern story.
  2. Consider a story or novel you’re working on. Find a story that contained the same themes.
  3. Is there an archetype in your work (there probably should be) — What is it? What folk or fairy tales contains the same archetype?



April 2, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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