This is a live, interactive workshop. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link the day prior. Registration closes at that time.
A generative writing workshop focusing on the raw materials of short story.
In this workshop, we'll use lists, tricks, and experiments with structure, shapes, and points of view to create the raw materials of a short story. We will embrace a sense of play, worrying less about what is "good" writing and more about doing the work of putting words on the page, and we will discuss various ways to do that work when inspiration isn't quite sparking.
Because we are creating, not critiquing, no one will be giving or receiving feedback on their writing. Participants will emerge with new writing, as well as tools and tricks as they build their own practice.
Beginners, people who don't call themselves writers, storytellers and artists of all forms, welcome.
KIRIN M. KHAN is a Pukhtuna from Albuquerque, New Mexico, who writes about trauma, the body, sports, violence, immigrants, and queerness among other stuff. She learned to write via VONA/Voices, Las Dos Brujas, Kearny Street Workshop and the Tin House Writers Workshop. She has received fellowships from PEN America's Emerging Voices, San Francisco Writers Grotto, an AWP Writer to Writer Mentee, and San Jose State University's Steinbeck Fellowship, and residencies from the Vermont Studio Center and Tin House. Check out her work at kirinkhan.com or find her on Twitter @kirinjaan.