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Writing Workshops

Storytelling and Place with Omer Friedlander


3 Sessions

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Friday - Sunday November 11 to November 13, 2022

Online via Zoom

Meeting Dates:
Friday, 11/11 from 6–8pm ET
Saturday & Sunday, 11/12 & 11/13 from 2–4pm ET
3 Sessions via Zoom

One of the most overlooked elements of storytelling is the setting. A strong sense of place can really guide a story. Any kind of fictional story you write is fragile in the beginning, in the early stages of drafting. But when you find the right detail, your invented world becomes more substantial and real, it comes to life in your mind and the reader’s. Some of the stories I’ve enjoyed reading the most have this kind of vividness of place.

We will read work by writers who felt out-of-place, either strangers in their home, or sometimes at home in a strange place. We will write our own work and discuss it, focusing on setting, detail, world-building, and how a distinct sense of place can influence storytelling, character, and plot.

Capacity: 20


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    Omer Friedlander

    Omer Friedlander

    Omer Friedlander is the author of the story collection The Man Who Sold Air in the Holy Land. He was born in Jerusalem in 1994 and grew up in Tel Aviv. He earned a BA in English Literature from the University of Cambridge, England, and an MFA from Boston University, where he was supported by the Saul Bellow Fellowship. His short stories have won numerous awards, and have been published in the United States, Canada, France, and Israel. A Starworks Fellow in Fiction at New York University, he has earned a Bread Loaf Work-Study Scholarship as well as a fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center. He currently lives in New York City.