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Make It Strange!: Creative Writing

Joshua Keller

  • 40 US dollars

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This workshop will ask the question: what is left for us to write about? In the glut of franchised content we live and enjoy craft, how might we make a space for ourselves when so many other stories, some near and dear, have already been told? The session will focus on an influential technique from Russian Formalist Viktor Shklovsky—Defamiliarization—and allow students the opportunity to deconstruct and reinvent their readers’ relationship to subject matter ranging from the mundane to the fantastical. By the end of the workshop, students will have practiced rudimentary defamiliarization, applying the technique in multiple ways to considerations of voice, character, perspective, setting, and description.

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