July 16, 2015 –
3 weeks: Begins July 9
Riverside Public Library Downtown, in the lower level quiet room
Early bird registration: $40 if you register before July 1,
Standard registration: $50 if you register after July 1 and before course begins.
Session 1:What is epistolary?
Session 2: Epistolary form in nonfiction, or, Uncovering your narrative with epistolary form; tips and tricks
Session 3: Epistolary form in fiction, or Epistolary form in practice: What it looks like in the finished piece
In this three-part workshop, writers will learn what the epistolary form is, and how to use it to shape a stronger connection between both the writer and his or her characters and the writer and his or her audience. Both fiction and nonfiction writers will learn techniques and methods to use the epistolary form in their own works.
Yi Shun Lai (say "yeeshun" for her first name) has been a writer and editor for nearly twenty years. Her work has been published in venues ranging from the Los Angeles Times to the legendary J. Peterman catalog and The-Toast.net, and her debut novel (in epistolary form!) is forthcoming from Shade Mountain Press in summer, 2016. She is the nonfiction editor for the Tahoma Literary Review.