Central Oregon Writers Guild Saturday Workshop
Making Meaning in Short Fiction
With Jamie Houghton
Saturday, May 11
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
COCC Redmond Campus, Room 306
Cost: $12 members $18 nonmembers: Tickets at the door.
Jamie Houghton has performed and placed in poetry slams in Vermont, Massachusetts, Texas and Oregon, and her work has been published online in High Desert Journal, Folly, La Fovea, Qarrtsiluni and is forthcoming in the next issue of Abramelin. She has been teaching workshops of her own design since 2006, and continues to teach for The Nature of Words' programs in the schools while currently serving as their Interim Executive Director. She also writes book reviews for High Desert Journal as well as serves as their Web Editor.
So What? Making Meaning in Short Fiction
We all have anecdotes that we tell over and over again, or family stories that are passed on for generations. These are great fodder for fiction, but how do we give them meaning beyond a punch line? In this three hour long workshop students will explore the concept of anecdote vs. story while playing with voice and character. We will mine our memories for those stories that beg to be re-told, and work on crafting them into fiction with a broader theme. Students should bring pen, paper or something to write with, and a willingness to participate in discussion and writing exercises.
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