Experimental Storytelling: Writing Through Artifacts


Held April 4, 2015 at Lancaster Public Library in Lancaster, PA.

This all-ages, generative workshop explores how writers can contextualize stories by telling them through new, yet familiar, forms. We start by asking questions like: Can a grocery list tell a story? Can an entire story be told through an short email exchange? Can a writer use the scraps, junk, and forgotten items of a junk drawer to provide a reader with character, plot, and theme? We take seriously the idea that a story can take almost any form. 

Artifact storytelling; A genre of writing that presents a narrative to reader in a form besides the traditional story.