Brooklyn, NY • Thursday, October 24
At times it may feel as if there is a high, well-guarded wall between your own work and the literature you admire. Inspiration can be diffuse and intimidating, rather than the practical scaffold for which we’re often hungry. This class will focus on reading like a writer, rather than a student or critic or fan—the better to use the literature we love for our own purposes. We’ll examine the idea of a center of gravity in a sentence, a passage, even an entire book—and use that idea as a focus for exploration and exercise, towards the idea of connecting our own projects with the literature we find important.
Daniel Handler is the author of seven novels, including Why We Broke Up, All the Dirty Parts, and Bottle Grove. As Lemony Snicket, he is the author of A Series of Unfortunate Events and All the Wrong Questions, among others. His play Imaginary Comforts was produced last year at Berkeley Repertory Theater, and his work on the television adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events was awarded both the Peabody and Writers Guild of America Awards. He lives in San Francisco with the illustrator Lisa Brown, to whom he is married, and their kid.
Thursday, October 24
323 Dean Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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