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Improvisational Writing Workshop with Andy Mozina

Sunday, November 20, 2016

3:00 - 5:00 pm

Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters

758 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids MI 49503

Andy Mozina at GLCL

Andy Mozina at GLCL

Improvisational Writing: A Workshop with Andy Molina
Sunday, November 20, 2016; 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Where do story ideas come from? 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 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!
$50/non-member, $40/member. Limited to 16 participants. If fewer than 7 people sign up, we will cancel the workshop and refund those who did register.
‚ÄčAndy 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.  

Event Type: Arts-Entertainment 

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