From Fact to Fiction: The Art of Literary License
Whether you are adapting your own history, that of your family or community, or actual facts to your fiction, facts themselves do not always make the best story. Sometimes a good story needs a little tweaking. Award-winning author, A J Sidransky will lead this 2-hour workshop on how to improve your story while remaining true to its inspiration, while at the same time enhancing the impact of your message.
Mr. Sidransky, a 2013 National Jewish Book Award finalist, will speak briefly about his own works and how he used these techniques to improve them. Participants will discuss their specific stories and what they would like to achieve. If a participant is working on a project they are welcome to bring a sample for the workshop activity. No prior writing activity is necessary.
The group will then complete a short exercise by rewriting a piece of history, personal or public. Participants will then be asked to read their work to the group followed by group comments and critique.
A J Sidransky is the author of Forgiving Maximo Rothman, a retelling of his family's history as refugees to the Dominican Republic in 1940 and Stealing a Summer's Afternoon, a semi-autobiographical work. He lives in Washington Heights and is a native of the Bronx
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