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Lisa Fugard teaches The Architecture of Your Story

Date: Saturday, June 2 2012 Time: 10am to 1pm Number of sessions: 1-ONE DAY CLASS! Members: $55 Nonmembers: $64 Location: The Inkspot, 710 13th St, Ste 210, San Diego, CA 92101
*Registration has closed however, there are still open spots. Please email programs@sandiegowriters.org if you are interested in attending this workshop.
Exciting new class!
The Architecture of Your Story
Will you write it in present tense or past?  Will you use multiple points of view? Who says the story has to be linear, plodding from A to B to C….zzzzz….. So your protagonist dies at the end – what if you start with that fact? What if you use the epistolary form updated, and tell the story through emails. What if you use a series of vignettes?    
How about drawing the architecture of your story. Maybe it would look like a series of cabins, or an  isolated shack or a skyscraper.  In this workshop we’ll take some adventurous leaps when it comes to form. At the end you might have a new way of telling your story and you will definitely know more about your characters. 
**This class is open to both Fiction and Nonfiction writers.  Bring in a draft of a story or an idea that you are willing to explore.
Lisa Fugardwas born in South Africa and came to the United States in 1980. After working in the theater, performing in New York, London and South Africa, she turned her attention to writing. Her short fiction has been published in Story, Outside and literary magazines, while her many travel articles, essays and book reviews have been published in the New York Times.Her acclaimed first novel, Skinner’s Drift, published in the USA, UK and South Africa, was named a notable book of 2006 by the New York Times, was also a finalist for the LA Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the runner-up for the 2007 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly lauded that, “Fugard captivates with this searing personal portrayal of the legacy of apartheid.” The Los Angeles Times Book Review called it a, “frighteningly good novel (that) looks at this historic turmoil without wincing or turning away.” She lives in Southern California and is at work on a second novel. Visit her website: lisafugard.com