Unlocking Your Story: Forms and Genres, A Mashup 2018
Is your work-in-progress begging to break free? Find the form that best fits the story you hope to tell.
Join Newbery winner Kathi Appelt and author/editor Shelley Tanaka for an investigation into the dynamic shape of your story. Explore the important elements that make up a story as well as how these elements shift inside various formats and genres.
For example, a prose novel might work better as a novel-in-verse, or a poem might want to transform into a picture book, or the truth of nonfiction might need to see itself in a novel. Shelley and Kathi will review up to 10 pages of your work-in-progress and draft alternate formats for you to “play” with while on campus. There will be lecture, writing exercises, one-on-one critiques, and small group workshopping as you get to the heart of your story and uncover the form it is begging to become.