Writing From The Deep: Harnessing Personal Experience In Your Dramatic Writing

We all have personal experiences that we have lived through—some painful, some joyous. People often say, write what you know. But how? This workshop is for writers who want to draw upon their personal histories to use emotions, memories and experiences to deepen the themes, characters and stories in their dramatic work. Writing From The Deep will give you techniques to tap into your personal history in a safe way in order to enrich your characters with deep emotional resonance and subtext.  This class will lead you to the dramatic heart of the story you want to tell, teach you how to ask meaningful questions of yourself or others, construct compelling pieces from source materials, and make your story come alive with an authentic voice.  


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Adjunct Playwriting Professor, Lesley University Low-Residency MFA Program

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