Thought in Stories
In this one-day online workshop, you will learn how thought and consciousness have been woven into well-known works of literature and how to incorporate them into your own writing.
About the course
Rest of the World: $124.90
Saturday March 20th
3 Hours: 10am - 1pm EST / 3pm - 6pm GMT
Some of the best contemporary works of fiction and narrative nonfiction mix ample amounts of reflection into their storytelling, incorporating philosophy, theology and politics. What are some strategies for making this work? In this one-day workshop, we’ll consider examples from Sarah Broom, Weike Wang, Terese Marie Mailhot, and James Baldwin whose intertwining of thought and narrative have earned wide acclaim. And, we’ll discuss and practice relevant techniques.
How you will learn
Our team of editors, novelists and scriptwriters will provide a helping hand – making you a more confident writer.
Thanks to our status as a platform for discovering the best literary talent – having helped kick-start the careers of several literary writers to acclaim, such as Nikesh Shukla, Naomi Alderman, Peng Shepherd, Clare Wigfall, Stuart Evers, Inua Ellams and others on the Man Booker Prize longlists – we have far-reaching external networks that create opportunities for your work to get in front of editors, agents and publishers. You will learn through:
- Generating and pitching ideas
- Submissions best practices and feedback
- Live readings & performances
- Writing and sharing your work online
- Specialist workshops
- Live salons
Nadia Owusu is a Brooklyn-based writer and urban planner. She is the recipient of a 2019 Whiting Award.
Her first book,”Aftershocks,” will be published by Simon and Schuster (US) and Sceptre (UK) in 2020. Nadia’s lyric essay chapbook, “So Devilish a Fire,” was a winner of the TAR chapbook contest and was published in January 2019. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The New York Times, LUMINA, Catapult, The Literary Review, Electric Literature, Litro, Columbia Journal, and The Rumpus, among other publications. Nadia grew up in Rome, Addis Ababa, Kampala, Dar es Salaam, Kumasi, and London. By day, she leads research and racial equity at Living Cities, an economic racial justice organization. She is a graduate of Pace University (BA), Hunter College (MS), and the Mountainview MFA program where she won the Robert J. Begiebing Prize for exceptional work and where she now teaches.