World-Building: Creating & Populating Worlds on the Page
Though we often associate world-building with fantasy, every story is made of worlds: countries, cities, neighborhoods, friend groups, and internal frameworks. Students will learn how to create and populate worlds on the page. We'll conduct exercises as a group, generate independent work, and engage with pieces by writers like Jorge Luis Borges, Eleanor Catton, Margaret Atwood, and Donna Tartt. This class is designed for writers working in any genre.
August 7: Scholarship Donation Day
August 8: Member registration opens at 10:30 am
August 15: General registration opens at 10:30 am
August 21: Last day of Early Bird pricing
Evan Ramzipoor is a writer based in California. Their writing has been featured in McSweeney’s, and The Ventriloquists (Park Row, 2019) is their first novel. They live with their partner and a terrier mix named Lada.