From honing sentences to sharpening scenes to restructuring the entire book, this lecture based workshop for all fiction writers will look at some of the ways that writers from the canon of American literature and theater, (Tennessee Williams, James Baldwin, William Faulkner, Adrienne Kennedy) tackled the task of revising—and how we can use their tools to create the canon of tomorrow.
About Paz Pardo
Paz Pardo is a playwright and a novelist. Her debut, The Shamshine Blind, was a most anticipated book of Winter 2023 at Bustle, Lithub, and Crimereads, and was described as “appealingly strange… a novel that’s both topical and entertaining” by the San Francisco Chronicle. Her plays include Movimiento Perpetuo/Perpetual Motion, which she has performed in eleven cities in three countries, YOU/EMMA (most recently at the Pear Ave Theater in Mountain View, CA), CIERTAS ASTILLAS/CERTAIN SHARDS (Two Rivers Theater Crossing Borders Festival 2021), Milton, MI (LTC Carnaval reading 2018, Bay Area Playwrights Festival Finalist 2016, NPC semifinalist 2019), Duct Tape Girl and Fetish Chick Conquer the World (BootStrap Theater Foundation, NYC), and RubberMatch (RED CARAVAN, NYC; NPC semifinalist 2015). Her writing has appeared in The Brooklyn Review, Encountering Ensemble, Howlround, and Volume 1 of the I Scream Social Anthology. Djerassi fellow 2019. MFA, UT Austin Michener Center for Writers, 2018. BA, Stanford, 2009. Fulbright Award, Buenos Aires, 2012.
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