Running from Bears: A Fiction Writing Workshop
Award winning author Daryl Gregory's college acting teacher once told him that you can't play running from a bear—you can only run to what's going to save you: the tree, the shotgun, or that spot just past your slower brother Louie. In this workshop you’ll learn how to create compelling stories by focusing on the essence of drama: characters who want something specific and fail to get it--or realize it's not what they needed after all. Through exercises and discussion you’ll learn practical techniques for creating dynamic plots, believable characters, and scenes that matter.
Daryl is a frequent instructor at Clarion West. He writes genre-mixing novels, the latest of which (Spoonbenders, published by Knopf) was an NPR Best Book for 2017 and an Amazon Editors’ Pick Top 20 Book for 2017. HIs previous novel (After Party) was an NPR and Kirkus best fiction book of 2014. He also writes the YA series, Harrison Squared. He lives in Oakland, California.
Join us on Saturday, October 13th at the Pitkin County Library from 10am-4pm for a fiction-writing workshop. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Lunch not included in cost of registration.