Beyond the Linear: Writing Uncommon Narratives
The stories we tell, and the way we tell them, shape the way we view reality. By learning new narrative structures (aka plot aka what happens in what order), we'll explore new ideas for what's possible - in our writing and our world.
In this workshop, we will read and discuss plays whose narrative structures take their shape from musical forms, improv exercises, patterns in nature, and other unusual sources. We will then try our hands at writing in these structures. You will be expected to do a small amount of reading and writing outside of class.
This class is geared towards writers of performance (storytelling, plays, one-acts, sketch comedy, etc) but is still relevant for writers of novels, short stories, and other types of narratives. This class is for writers with some experience.
Who should take this class:
If you feel both trapped and unsupported by the concept of Beginning, Middle, and End this class is for you. This class will be most relevant if you have some experience as a writer, no matter what that experience is.
Class size: limited to 10 people
Class Dates: Wednesdays 7-9PM August 17-Oct 5 (8 weeks)
Gemma Irish (she/her) is a Minneapolis-based playwright and occasional performer. She is a founding member of the Twin Cities Playwright Cabal, and her plays have been seen at the Minnesota Fringe Festival, Walking Shadow Theatre Company, Normandale Community College, and off-off-Broadway which is just as underwhelming as it sounds. She's currently pursuing her MFA in Playwriting at Goddard College.
This is a Zoom class. Recipients will receive the proper links in the days prior to the class start date.