10:30 – 11:45 AM—Writer’s Craft Session
BETWEEN PIETY AND DESIRE: WRITING NEW ORLEANS
In New Orleans, folks can say they live—literally—between Piety and Desire. As Tennessee Williams and scores of other authors have demonstrated, setting is one of the writer’s greatest tools, not merely for building flavor or as a backdrop but as a tool for developing character in an unfolding story. In this generative creative writing session, suitable for tourists and locals alike, we’ll talk about the lure of New Orleans and explore ways to find fresh takes on one of America’s most mythic cities. Participants can expect to leave with at least one scene built from the ground-up, looking closely at the sensory impressions, rhythms, and specific, accurate details of the worlds in which their characters live. Writers of all levels welcome. Led by authors Allison Alsup, Tom Andes, and Jessica Kinnison from the New Orleans Writer’s Workshop.
Historic New Orleans Collection, $25, VIP Pass, or Combo Pass
Individual tickets to this event are available for $25
The Historic New Orleans Collection
THU 3/28/19 10:30 am