CREATIVE WRITING AND THE HUMANITIES
April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
One event on April 25, 2020 at 9:00 am
A Weekend Workshop conducted by Wendy Reimann
Presented by the Dallas Institute in partnership with Art House Dallas
Storytelling has been an integral part of humanity since early humans drew the first images on cave walls and began oral traditions within their tribes. We think, speak, and live within a narrative structure. Story and the role of the writer are at the heart of what makes us human. So why is creative writing – the art of storytelling – essentially separated from the humanities – the study of how people understand and record the human experience? During this weekend workshop, we will seek to rectify the dissonance between creative writing and the humanities. Participants will discover how the humanities are the foundation for effective storytelling, why creative writing and the humanities belong together, and how to develop stories that will endure. If you have a story to tell, we invite you to join this workshop whether you write—or aspire to write—poetry, fiction, or nonfiction; produce narrative art, or teach writing to any age. Through a series of lectures, discussions, and creative exercises, we will guide you through the story development process rooted in the richness of the humanities.
Reception at 5:30 pm
9:00 am-4:30 pm
Continental Breakfast 8:00 am
Lunch on your own
Educators and Students free
WENDY REIMANN is an editor, writer, lecturer, and creative writing mentor. She earned a B.A. in Literature at the Univ. of Dallas and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing at Fairfield University.