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Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Fiction in Letter Form

In this workshop, we’ll take a familiar form—the letter—and use it as a foundation for storytelling of all sorts. We’ll consider how letters can be used to generate intrigue, build character, and draw readers into a piece of fiction, whether you’re writing a love story, a mystery, or something wildly experimental. We’ll look at some great examples and discuss the possibilities of correspondence in your own stories. You’ll leave with new pages and ideas to keep trying out!

*Note – all classes are in Pacific Standard Time

Instructor: Liza Birnbaum

Grade: 9-12

Location: Online

Duration: 2 sessions

Start Date: 03/01/2021

End Date: 03/08/2021

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Liza Birnbaum

Liza Birnbaum's fiction and essays have appeared in Web Conjunctions, jubilat, Open Letters Monthly, and other publications. She is a founding editor of Big Big Wednesday, an annual print journal of literature and visual art, and has taught creative writing in a number of settings, most recently at an alternative school for young women who are pregnant or parenting. In 2019, she will be a funded resident at the Lillian E. Smith Center at Piedmont College. She holds an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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