T102 | From First to Final Draft | Lou-Ellen Barkan


1:30 - 3:00 p.m. EST


4/11, 4/18, 4/25,
5/2, 5/9, 5/16

Six Sessions 

Limit: 10

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We all have stories to share, including that one special story we've been meaning to get down on paper. But what makes a great story? Whether fiction or non-fiction, whether comedy or drama, we all connect with strong characters and compelling plots. In this workshop, participants will use the art and craft of storytelling to transform their personal story into one that connects with readers. As participants work, from first to final draft, we will review the basics of storytelling, share and gently critique each other's work and, at the last session, explore opportunities for publication. The world is waiting for our stories. Let's start here!

Suggested Readings:
1. The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations by Georg Polti, available in inexpensive paperback from Amazon and a number of online used bookstores.
2. Additional narrative non-fiction short stories provided by instructor throughout the term

Lou-Ellen Barkan retired after careers on Wall Street, in NYC Government and as a not-for-profit CEO. She writes for her own pleasure and, hopefully, for others. Her work has appeared in Lowestoft Chronicle, Penumbra, Round Table Magazine, The Stockholm Journal of Literature, Red Rose Thorns and Potato Soup Journal, which published one of her personal favorites, http://potatosoupjournal.com/come-fly-with-me-by-lou-ellen-barkan/

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