Where do story ideas originate? What makes a good idea for a story? Are there processes and games for generating ideas and story scenarios?
Playing off of the techniques of improv comedians, this workshop by Andy Mozina will give writers repeatable techniques for establishing basic story elements from more or less random prompts. You’ll learn numerous ways to get something going “out of nowhere” and never have to worry about writer’s block again!
Workshop is free for members of Michigan Writers / $15 for non-members.
Registration is limited to 15 people, so sign up early!
Saturday, March 25, 1:00-3:30 pm
Thirlby Room, Traverse Area District Library (TADL)
610 Woodmere Ave.
Traverse City, MI 49686
A book signing will take place immediately following the workshop for both workshop members and those who were not at the workshop, but who would like to meet Andy and get a book signed.
Andy Mozina‘s debut novel Contrary Motion (March 2016) is a Michigan bestseller, and was declared a “Must Read” by the New York Post. His first story collection, The Women Were Leaving the Men (2007) won the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award. His story collection Quality Snacks (2014) was a Flannery O’Connor Award finalist. His fiction has appeared in Tin House, The Southern Review, and McSweeney’s: The Small Chair. Andy’s work received special citations in Best American Short Stories, Pushcart Prize, and New Stories from the Midwest. He resides with his wife and daughter in Kalamazoo, and teaches at Kalamazoo College. Andy is also the fiction judge for the 2017 MW Cooperative Press chapbook contest.
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