Feb 02 2020
An Eye for the Weird with Sarah Gerkensmeyer

An Eye for the Weird with Sarah Gerkensmeyer

Presented by Indiana Writers Center at Indiana Writers Center

Instructor:  Sarah Gerkensmeyer
Date: Sunday, February 2
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Location: IWC
Cost: $75 Nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members 

How can the strange, the uncanny, and the unordinary help give us more direct access to our characters’ ordinary, human experiences?  This class will explore how some “weird” writers like myself work with a careful balance of the ordinary and the unordinary, the naturalistic and the fantastic in their fiction.  We will discuss overt examples of weird writing, such as magical realism, fabulism, and fairy tales.  And we will also explore more subtle approaches, such as conducting creative research about unknown topics and discovering a sense of mystery about topics that you are already familiar with.  Participants should be both inspired and challenged to discover how injecting a sense of the unknown and the off-kilter—whether to a large degree or only in small doses—might open up the characters in their own writing.

Admission Info

Cost: $75 Nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members 

Phone: 3172550710

Email: mail@indianawriters.org

Dates & Times

2020/02/02 - 2020/02/02

Location Info

Indiana Writers Center

1125 Brookside Avenue, Suite B25, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Parking Info

Parking is located behind the Indiana Art Center in Broad Ripple. The Indiana Writers Center is in the smaller building behind the IAC, not the main building.

Accessibility Info