Climate City Experience

Workshop: Science in Creative Writing

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Toe River Arts Council, 269 Oak Ave, Spruce Pine

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MARCH 17, 10AM - 2:30PM: 'ART OF THE CLIMATE' RESIDENT PRESENTS A WORKSHOP ON USING SCIENCE IN CREATIVE WRITING.

This Art + Science in the Field Center workshop, "Making the Leap from Fact to Fiction," will focus on finding inspiration for creative writing in “fact” and incorporating research into fiction. 

Writer Cynthia Reeves, whose current writing project is a trilogy of linked novellas titled The Comfort of Water, will address questions such as: How do you write authentically about subjects with which you might be only tangentially familiar? Why do certain subjects–climate change and historical events, for example–intrigue you? How can that fascination be put to use in your writing?

Preparation for the workshop (minimum 8 participants; maximum 12) will include completing several reading assignments totalling approximately eight hours. The workshop will consist of an informal lecture as well as a writing exercise that will be completed in class and shared with other participants. 

DEADLINE to register is March 3. 

The event is 10am - 2:30pm on March 17 with a break for lunch. Co-sponsored by AS IF Center and Toe River Arts it takes place at the Arts Resource Center at Toe River Arts, 269 Oak Avenue, Spruce Pine, upstairs. The event is free, but participants must apply to attend and will be encouraged (but not required) to make a small donation to AS IF Center and Toe River Arts.

AS IF is a center for artists, scientists, and hybrid artist-scientists to work in collaboration or in parallel with others, located an hour northeast of Asheville.