Mixed Media: How Music, Newspapers, and Art Can Spark and Structure Compelling Short Fiction
In There There, Tommy Orange writes that the world is "made of stories, nothing else, just stories, and stories about stories." This OnDemand Webinar invites the viewer to explore the possibilities of a"world" of stories inspired by music, newspapers, art, and other media. Drawing from literary examples and a range of generative writing prompts, this webinar studies the possibilities of stories embedded in art and media, as well as experiment with crafting your own story starts.
Erica Plouffe Lazure is the author of the New American Fiction Prize-winning collection, PROOF OF ME AND OTHER STORIES (March 24, 2022; New American Press), as well as two flash fiction chapbooks, Sugar Mountain (Ad Hoc Press, 2020) and Heard Around Town (Arcadia, 2015), and a fiction chapbook, Dry Dock (Red Bird, 2014). Her work has appeared in countless publications. She is a graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars, East Carolina University's MA in creative writing, and UMass-Amherst. She has taught English at East Carolina University, Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH, and at School Year Abroad in Viterbo, Italy. You can visit her online at ericaplouffelazure.com.