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PROSE WORKSHOP: More than the Sum of its Parts

June 22, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Add depth to your prose with braided narratives

More than the Sum of its Parts: Multiple Storylines in Fiction and Nonfiction Narratives with Zoe Zolbrod


This workshop will be rescheduled for Fall of 2021 and will be presented virtually. Please watch our website for updates.

Zoe Zolbrod will discuss the use of multiple storylines in fiction and nonfiction narratives, which can result in work that’s deeper than the sum of its parts. She’ll provide examples of various sorts of braided narratives, analyze how they function, suggest ways to avoid possible pitfalls, and talk about her own use of them. The second hour of the program will include writing exercises designed to unveil connections between characters, time periods, or topics that will get writers thinking about new ways to structure their work.

This workshop will be presented in person following current health department guidelines and will be limited to 10 participants. Registration for the two-and-a-half hour workshop is $50. Write On members receive a 10% discount. To become a member, please click here. To register online for this workshop, please click the button below. For other registration options, please call 920.868.1457.


Zoe Zolbrod is the author of the memoir The Telling (Curbside Splendor, 2016), which won a silver IPPY Award and was a Chicago Review of Books award finalist, and the novel Currency (Other Voices Books, 2010), which was a Friends of American Writers prize finalist. Her essays have appeared in Salon, The Guardian, Lit Hub, The Manifest Station, The Nervous Breakdown, The Chicago Reader, and The Rumpus, where she served as the Sunday co-editor, and have been published in the books The Beautiful Anthology and Rust Belt Anthology: Chicago. She’s had numerous short stories and interviews with authors published, too. As a public speaker, she’s given talks at universities, workshops, and conferences on topics such as narrative voice; the differences between writing fiction and nonfiction; balancing paid work, parenting, and writing; child sexual abuse; and writing about trauma.


June 22, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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