https://grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/young-adult-writers-program-yawp-writing-inspired-by-found-objects-1/ Online event
50 Liberty Drive
Boston, MA 02210
Classes, Kid Friendly, Virtual & Streaming
Have you ever found an old photograph at a flea market and wondered: who are these people, and what is their story? That’s how Ransom Riggs wrote Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, structuring the plotline entirely around found photographs. Using Miss Peregrine as our model, this course will be all about looking for inspiration for your writing in the objects that surround you, creating narratives out of things that already exist. We will look at an array of items––old photographs, video footage, antique maps, even junk and trash––and find the stories and poems hidden within. This course will also explore the relationship between images and words, looking at examples such as Brian Selznick’s Wonderstruck and Tom Phillips’s A Humument. A great course for those who are visual artists in addition to writers. For writers age 13 - 18 ONLY.