Wendy Oleson – Big Characters (4/23- 25)


In this generative, prompt-based workshop inspired by examples of contemporary, genre-defying work, you can give in to your obsessions. We’ll be reading and writing about BIG CHARACTERS—the person / animal / house / city / ocean / desert / painting / opera / talisman / ghost that inspires, emboldens, and takes over a text. We’ll explore how these entities generate tension, distort narrative structures, and demand space on the page. Your BIG CHARACTERS are loud and dangerous, quiet and mysterious, healing and hilarious: write them into the world.


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