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Go Ahead, Try One: Finding Stories through Food (Youth) Timelines: 3b: Past Workshops (Unseen Archive), 4: Cornelius FitzPatrick Workshops & Events

Go Ahead, Try One

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 jbwc@justbuffalo.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.

Cornelius FitzPatrick

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.