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Saturdays in September 2017, 2:00pm to 5:00 pm
The Fig Writer’s Studio
This interactive workshop offers insight into the elements required for writing a novel. Participants will learn how to create believable characters with clear motivation and obstacles to overcome as well as story development through scene, imagery, conflict, adequate dramatization and ending. Each session includes exercises that explore writer’s voice, tone of the narrative, and issues pertaining to point of view. Participants will learn methods to create the specific mood of the story, explore personal style, and will have the opportunity to submit their already written work to receive critique and feedback. No special equipment or material is required, other than the preferred method of taking notes. All classwork and homework material will be provided.
Lilas Taha is a writer at heart, an electrical engineer by training, and an advocate for domestic abuse victims by choice. She was born in Kuwait to a Syrian mother and a Palestinian father, and immigrated to the U.S. as a result of the Gulf war in 1990. She earned a master’s degree in Human Factors Engineering from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Pursuing her true passion for creative writing, Lilas brings her professional interests, and her Middle Eastern background together in her novels, some translated to different languages.
Winner of the 2017 International Book Award: Fiction-Multicultural for her novel Bitter Almonds