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The Creativity of a Narrative Arc with Ivelisse Rodriguez

$65.00 · November 29

In this workshop, we will learn how to use the traditional narrative arc to outline and write stories. We will identify key points integral to story making, such as the conflict, the climax, and the rising action.

Start Date

November 29

Day(s) of the Week

Tuesday

Class Times

6:30pm – 8:30pm CT

Sessions

1

Location

Zoom (online)

Instructor

Price

$65

In stock

Description

Outlining and creativity are often seen as diametrical. In writing a story, creativity is not enough.

In this workshop, we will learn how to use the traditional narrative arc to outline and write stories. We will identify key points integral to story making, such as the conflict, the climax, and the rising action. We will also engage in outline writing exercises. As time permits, some of these outlines will be critiqued.

At the end of the class, you will have an outline for one of your stories, along with the knowledge of how and why to use an outline.


StoryStudio Chicago is pleased to offer 5 scholarship spots for anyone who would like financial assistance to take this class. Please email us at  to learn more and claim a spot. (Can only be redeemed if class hits minimum enrollment requirements.)


 

About Ivelisse Rodriguez

Ivelisse Rodriguez’s debut short story collection Love War Stories was a 2019 PEN/Faulkner finalist and a 2018 Foreword Reviews INDIES finalist. She has published fiction in the Boston Review, Obsidian, Kweli, the Bilingual Review, Aster(ix), and other publications. She is a contributing arts editor for the Boston Review, where she acquires fiction. She was a senior fiction editor at Kweli and is a Kimbilio fellow and a Las Dos Brujas and VONA/Voices alum. She earned an M.F.A. in creative writing from Emerson College and a Ph.D. in English-creative writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. To learn more about Ivelisse, visit: www.ivelisserodriguez.com