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Writing Bootcamp: Formats, Genres and Storytelling Devices with Anjanette Delgado
Saturday, October 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
Saturday – Sunday, October 7 – October 8 (2 days) | 12 – 5 p.m.
In an advanced spin-off to her acclaimed course, “Finish Your Novel the TV Way,” Anjanette Delgado has put together a bootcamp course about the unsung heroes of getting our work finished: formats, genres, and storytelling devices. How many times have you struggled with your novel, only to realize it wants to be a lyric essay? Or with a short story, only to realize it should be a novel after months of struggling with word count? And what about devices that go beyond letters, diary entries, and recipes? How could those help you find the shape your story is meant to have? Finding the shape is important. It saves time and struggle, and is often capable of reenergizing work we had left for dead. It requires familiarity with the most original examples of the literary written word and a creative mind shift, sometimes as difficult as crafting the actual content of our stories. This is a bootcamp course in 10 hours over one weekend, 12-5pm on Saturday and Sunday. It is advanced in nature and students should have writing experience, and an idea of the book or piece they want to shape in order to get the most out of this course.
Anjanette Delgado is an award-winning novelist, speaker, and journalist who is fascinated by heartbreak, the different ways in which it occurs, and the consequences it brings. Her first novel, The Heartbreak Pill (Atria Books, 2008) told the story of a modern-day Latina enmeshed in a battle between her brain and her heart. Her latest, The Clairvoyant of Calle Ocho, is set in vibrant Little Havana, and follows Mariela Esteves, a woman whose choice to renounce her true calling results in two failed marriages, a brush with murder, and a lot of heartbreak. Clairvoyant was an Indiefab finalist for Best Multicultural Book of the Year 2014. Both novels have been optioned for film and television. Anjanette has an MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University, was a contributor to the Bread Loaf Writers Conference in Vermont and will be the 2017 Peter Taylor Fellow at the Kenyon Review Writer’s Workshop this coming summer. In 2015, she served as judge for the Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award. She lives in Miami and teaches fiction at Miami Book Fair at Miami Dade College.
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