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Transformations: Turning Life into Fiction
Grades: 6 - 8

In this workshop we present two mentors who have special gifts for showing young writers how to cultivate their creativity to bring forth story ideas. Through seemingly effortless exercises they help students come up with the elements of fiction: setting, characters, situations, details. They also share the value and the skills of developing stories out loud.

 
Mentors

Lynn Fischer

Lynn was a performance artist in NYC for 15 years writing and developing her own theatre pieces. She has been teaching poetry, acting, and short story writing for 20 years. She is a published writer and is currently teaching English Composition at SUNY in Oneonta.

Alice Lichtenstein

Alice has received a New York Foundation of the Arts Grant in Fiction and has twice been a fellow at the prestigious MacDowell Colony in Petersborough in New Hampshire. Her debut novel, The Genius of the World, received high acclaim from critics. Alice has taught writing at Boston University, Wheaton College, and the Harvard University Summer School. Her lastest novel "Lost" may be found on local bookstore best seller lists.

Alice's workshops are endowed by the Whiteside-Ehlert Memorial Writing Series

For suggestions or questions please email Lborock@Rinstitute.org
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