Stranger Than Nonfiction

Photo Credit: Brian Michael Murphy

As writers, we make things up, invent, lie, contrive, exaggerate, understate—whatever it takes to get the job done. But nonfiction is supposed to be true, isn’t it? Unlike fiction, shouldn’t nonfiction always be realistic? Believable? Factual? No. Nonfiction can be just as full of magic, imagination, and impossible beings and phenomena as the most fantastic fiction. Join the Teen Writing Program and BreakBread Literacy Project along with special guest Brian Michael Murphy for a free, virtual, generative workshop for ages 13-19 or grades 6-12 on Saturday, January 30 at 3:00 PM via Zoom. In this workshop, we will learn about how to make facts strange and reality unreal. We will learn how to see the invisible and know the unknowable—all while moving closer to the truth of whatever story we’re telling.


Nonfiction Workshop with Brian Michael Murphy Registration:


Information courtesy of the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County

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