Oct 16 2021
Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP): Beyond Fan Fic...

Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP): Beyond Fan Fic...

Presented by GrubStreet at Online/Virtual Space

Do you love writing fan fiction, and are looking for some guidance in writing original characters and worlds? As writers, we often begin as readers, and as fans. We fall in love with the fantastic, impossible fictional worlds that we encounter in books, comics, online, or see in movies, TV shows, and video games. As we explore, we begin to want to write our own rules, to become the authors of our own fantasy worlds. We’re ready to move from imitation to innovation, the way Lady K.I.L. Zenith, Dianna Wynne Jones, and Alan Moore reimagined existing work and made them their own. In this day-long workshop, we’ll examine classic and contemporary books, comics, games, and websites, identify the themes and tropes that make them so exciting, and then dig up those fictional roots to uncover unseen life teeming below the loam. Class will consist of in-class writing exercises, examples, discussion, sharing our original writing and sources of inspiration, and verbal feedback. For writers age 13 - 18 ONLY.

Dates & Times

2021/10/16 - 2021/10/16

Location Info

Online/Virtual Space