Conflict is a narrative necessity – Webworkshop – Terese Svoboda

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Conflict is a narrative necessity – Webworkshop – Terese Svoboda

10am to 12pm, Saturday 8 May 2021

Sometimes it’s physical. A fight scene is one of the hardest scenes to write in fiction. Pacing, keeping track of the characters, motivation, fighting styles, weapons and even superpowers will be discussed – and we’ll exercise our fighting chops.

Author of “Anything That Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet” about New Zealand’s most internationally famous poet, Terese Svoboda has also published 18 books of fiction, memoir, translation and poetry, most recently “Theatrix: Poetry Plays” (2021) and “Great American Desert” (2019), a book of stories. Winner of the Guggenheim and the Bobst Prize for fiction, the Iowa Prize for poetry, an NEH and a PEN/Columbia grant for translation, the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize, a Jerome Foundation prize for video, the O. Henry award for the short story, two Appleman awards, and a Pushcart Prize for the essay, she is also a three time winner of the New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship, and has been awarded Headlands, James Merrill, Hawthornden, Bogliasco, Yaddo, MacDowell, Hermitage and Bellagio residencies. She wrote the libretto for the opera WET that premiered at L.A.’s Disney Hall. Her academic career includes appointments at Columbia School of the Arts, Williams, William and Mary, Davidson, Bennington, Sarah Lawrence, the Universities of Hawaii, Tampa and Miami – and two lectures at the U. of Wellington (Victoria).

  • $30 for NZSA members
  • $60 for non-members

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