WRITING FICTION WORKSHOP & WRITING PROGRAMS IN THE U.S.
'TRANSPARENT WINDOWS' EVENT
A creative writing workshop with the title 'Stakes and Choices in Fiction Writing' will be offered on Friday May 8th, 2015, by Natalie Bakopoulos (Fulbright Scholar).
This creative writing workshop is going to take place at School of English Library (New Philosophy Building 3rd floor) between 18:00-20:00.
***The workshop will be followed by a Q&A session between 20:00-20:30 about MFA writing programs in the U.S.***
**A certificate of attendance will be provided**
This event is organized by the School of English Book Club 'Transparent Windows.' For more information about our group please click on the following link: http://www.enl.auth.gr/trans_windows_en.html
This workshop will explore the importance of emotional and dramatic stakes in a story, and the way choices help to create plot. They *are* the plot and structure of a story. We will discuss ways to push your characters to difficult places and explore the ways plot is not simply a sequence of events but a way of exploring human behavior. We will also discuss effective use of dialogue, detail, and point of view.
Natalie Bakopoulos's first novel, The Green Shore, was published in 2012 by Simon & Schuster (and the Greek translation by Patakis). Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Granta, Tin House, Salon, Kathimerini, Five Chapters, The Millions, and other publications, as well as in the 2010 O. Henry Award anthology. She regularly writes book reviews for the San Francisco Chronicle and is a contributing editor for the online journal Fiction Writers Review. She is currently a Fulbright Scholar in Athens, working on her second novel.