27 Dec Go Ahead, Try One: Finding Stories through Food (Youth) Timelines: 3b: Past Workshops (Unseen Archive), 4: Cornelius FitzPatrick Workshops & Events
Could starting a novel be easy as pie? In this workshop, we will look at scenes of eating in the work of Ralph Ellison, Han Kang, Ben Lerner, Lydia Davis, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, and J.K. Huysmans. The scenes will vary between joy, reverie, disgust, and refusal, but in all of them we will see how a story’s larger conflicts and questions can end up vibrating through the most commonplace of human activities. Eventually we will try to reverse-engineer this process: we will begin by writing about food and will hopefully find our way to our own stories. Writers of all experience-levels are welcome.
Where: Online Workshop
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Time: 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
TO REGISTER: Email the Writing Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 8 participants.
Writers are welcome to participate with or without video and audio during any of our virtual sessions. If you have any questions/issues accessing any of these opportunities, please let us know and we will work with you to make sure you can participate.
About the Teaching Artist
CORNELIUS FITZPATRICK is a fiction writer and teacher living in Buffalo, NY. He has received a Fiction Fellowship from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and an Emerging Writers Fellowship from A Public Space. His work has appeared in A Public Space. He is working on a collection of stories and a novel.