From Ordinary to Extraordinary
In this creative writing workshop participants will start to see how everyday incidents can be crafted into amazing personal narratives. Through writing exercises, group discussions, and writing without editing participants will transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. There will be opportunities for participants to share and respond to each other’s writing. At the end of the course participants can invite family and friends for an exciting evening of live readings from writing created during the workshop. No writing experience is necessary.
Instructor: Tania Katan
Date: December 13th and 14th, 2008
Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm each day (with reading on December 14th at 6:00pm)
Place: Phoenix (40th Street and McDowell)
Note: Please bring a writing utensil and paper. A light lunch will be provided for you both days.
About Tania Katan
Tania Katan is an author, playwright and performer. Her one-woman show, Saving Tania’s Privates (adapted from her memoir My One Night Stand With Cancer), made its European premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2008 where it was a critical success. In the U.S. Saving Tania’s Privates has been seen at ACT in Seattle and The Painted Bride in Philadelphia. Her memoir My One Night Stand With Cancer is the winner of several literary awards including 2006 Judy Grahn Award in Nonfiction, and the Stonewall Book Award. Katan is a regular contributor to The Advocate, Sports Out Loud, OurChart.com, and Stand Up To Cancer’s online magazine. Her work has been written about in The New York Times, Bust, Library Journal, Running Times, DIVA, GCN Ireland, The Scotsman, and other international publications. Katan spends summers in Italy teaching creative writing with her small, but mighty, company Two Little Wishbones. For more information please visit her website.