Aspiring writers are often encouraged to write what we know, but many great works of fiction are set in times and places not known first-hand by their authors. How do we use our imaginations to take us into territory we’ve never charted before? Join us for the first Wednesday Writing Workshop on October 16 as part of the Concord Festival of Authors. In this discussion and guided writing session with award-winning fiction writer, Virginia Pye, we’ll explore unexpected sources of inspiration: anecdotes passed down in families, newspaper articles that resemble fictional plots, overheard snippets of conversation, old photographs, and more. We’ll train ourselves to spot story ideas in our daily lives and in what we read and experience through art, movies, and even music. Using photos and other writing prompts, we’ll embark on imaginative journeys of our own.
Workshop held at non-profit Be Well Be Here, 91 Main Street, Suite 302, Concord. $15. Space is limited. Registration required at BeWellBeHere.org or by calling 978-203-2825.