workshop Rhinebeck, NY

Writing the Unthinkable

With Lynda Barry.

Jul 10–15, 2022


Member: $425.00

Standard: $475.00

This workshop has been cancelled.

Embark on a journey into the unexpected in this writing workshop with writer-cartoonist Lynda Barry.

Want to get a taste of working with Lynda? Try this 20-minute class with her.

Simple Secrets Revealed at Last!!! Writer/Cartoonist TELLS ALL in ACTION-PACKED Workshop!!! Write STORIES as NATURALLY as You Dream Them!!! Use: Memory!!! Pictures!!! Ordinary Words!!! Laughing!!! NO IDEA IS TOO SMALL!!!!

“When people try to write stories, they tend to drag the stories behind them,” says writer and cartoonist Lynda Barry. “They think the story and question it and try to arrange it into something understandable, which is no fun at all! It makes a person feel exhausted and cranky. The best way to write is to let the image pull you. You should be water-skiing behind it, not dragging it like a barge. Writing should take you for a ride.”

Focusing first on memory, we embark on a journey into the unexpected. Memories come as uncontrollably as dreams—you may end up remembering things you haven’t thought of since you were a kid. Then we move into fiction. “It’s a way of writing that’s freaky, vivid, and a lot of fun,” Barry says.

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Enrollment is limited for this program; register early.

Things to Bring

Faculty asks that you bring the following items with you to the course:

  • A standard composition notebook: the classic kind with black and white marbled cardboard covers and lined paper inside (usually has 100-200 pages). If you cannot find one, then please bring a three ring binder with at least 100 sheets of lined notebook paper.
  • 50-100 4x6 index cards
  • Six Papermate black flair pens

Workshop Rhinebeck, NY

Jul 10–15, 2022

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Writing the Unthinkable

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This workshop has been cancelled.