Writing Workshop with Visiting Fellow Molly Antopol: "Finding Your Form"
Finding Your Form: Exploring Storytelling through Fiction and Memoir

Whether you write fiction or memoir, the techniques of powerful storytelling are similar. In this workshop, we’ll discuss how to choose the form that’s best suited to your material. We’ll use exercises, published stories and essays to explore elements—such as image, voice, character, setting and narrative arc—that are essential to all storytelling. All you need to bring is a family photo (either a hard copy or one on your phone). You'll come out of this workshop with a completed story or essay.

Molly is the author The UnAmericans (W.W. Norton, 2014), a story collection that won the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award and a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Award, among other prizes. During her time in Paris, Antopol will work on her novel in progress, The After Party, which will also be published by Norton. This new novel explores issues of surveillance and privacy, making it deeply resonant in the current landscape.

This event runs from 14h00-16h00 on Saturday 22 June. and requires advance registration. It is open to Library members (15 euros) and non-members (25 euros).

Please pay in advance of the event using the links below. We will remove this sign-up form and mark the event as FULL as soon as the workshop has filled-- anyone who pays will be able guaranteed a spot.

Library members: https://www.paypal.me/americanlibrary/15
Non-members: https://www.paypal.me/americanlibrary/25

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