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Blurred Lines Writing Workshop with Novuyo Masakhane and Leah Young
July 17 – July 18 EST
A 2-day generative writing workshop with teachers Novuyo Masakhane (Fiction, January 2021) and Leah Young (Nonfiction, January 2018). July 17-18 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day.
Day 1 Saturday:
We will focus on comparing and contrasting craft elements of fiction and creative non-fiction, such as: voice, setting, character and inspiration. Participants will work with a variety of writing prompts. There will be discussion of writing process and time for Q&A.
Day 2 Sunday:
We will pivot to projects in development and new writing, working with writing prompts, discussion and Q&A.
NOTE: Enrolled participants will receive their unique link to the online event the day before the workshop.
About the Presenters:
Novuyo Masakhane MFA s an interdisciplinary artist: writer, dancer/choreographer, filmmaker, and educator. Masakhane is a graduate of Lesley University’s creative writing program. She’s the founder and producer of String of Pearls Creative Writing Salon. Last but surely not least, Novuyo is mother and grandma, and makes her home in Santa Monica, California. She’s currently working on her novel, ‘House of Jewels’ and a short story collection. Her work appears in the Milvia Street Art and Literary Journal.
Leah Young MFA teaches English Rhetoric & Composition at College of Southern Nevada, is a visual artist and published author. She is the founder and director of The Art of Women Foundation and owner of Powher Books. Leah created and taught an online blogging course for beginners and The Creative Fire writing workshop. Leah is also a graduate of Lesley University’s creative writing program. She lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.