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Haverford College

"Writing the Unthinkable" Workshop Registration

Lynda Barry - Writing the Unthinkable

Lynda Barry - Writing the Unthinkable

Writing the Unthinkable...

A writing workshop led by Lynda Barry
Saturday and Sunday, October 24 - 25, 2009
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Sharpless Auditorium, Haverford College

Registration is now closed; the workshop is at capacity. Lynda Barry will be giving a free public talk at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 23rd in Haverford's Sharpless Auditorium. If you are registered but can no longer attend the workshop, please email Mary Dilullo at cinemary @, with "Lynda Barry Workshop Cancellation" as the subject.

Lynda Barry has worked as a painter, cartoonist, writer, illustrator, playwright, editor, commentator and teacher and found they are very much alike. Writing the Unthinkable which is based on a tried-and-true method creative method that is playful, powerful, and accessible to anyone with an inquisitive wish to write or remember. Lynda explores the depths of the inner and outer realms of creation and imagination, where play can be serious, monsters have purpose, and not knowing is an answer unto itself:

Your Instructor

Do you wish you could WRITE? Do you wish you had a better MEMORY? Do you want to make STORIES but are too confused about how to even start?

THIS IS AN INTENSIVE WRITING CLASS! It is not a social situation at all! In fact, you can be completely anonymous in this class! You don't have to be cool! Your clothes can be square! You don't have to read aloud or talk to anyone if you don't want to! You don't even have to make eye contact! And YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A WRITER to be a part of it! THIS CLASS WORKS ESPECIALLY WELL FOR 'NON-WRITERS' like bartenders, janitors, office workers, hairdressers, musicians, and ANYONE who has given up on "being a writer" but still wonders what it might be like to write. OPEN to ALL people! Lynda teaches a specific way of working that she learned from her teacher, Marilyn Frasca, in the late 1970's and has used ever since. She says it will work for anyone who has any kind of curiosity about writing or remembering—especially people who have always wanted to write, but have no idea how to even begin. BE ADVISED! IT IS GOING TO BE TWO DAYS of INTENSE CONCENTRATION and HARD WORK! It is not jive! It is FOR REAL! (It is also pretty fun too, but not necessarily in a social way!) Can you dig that? If so, we can dig YOU! All you need is about 100 sheets of notebook paper, a three-ring binder (no other kind of paper set-up will work for this class) and a couple of your favorite pens.