Writing Workshop Real Fiction: Writers, Readers, and the Battle over Truth with Guild House Artist-in-Residence Judson Merrill

158 Main Street
East Hampton, New York 11937


Thursdays in April  5,12,19,26  from 6-8pm

For Ages 16 and up
Creative writing offers some truth more durable than facts, but the nature of that truth is tangled up with our expectations. Change one word on the cover of a book—from “novel” to “memoir”—and you’ve rewritten every sentence. For centuries, writers have fought back with pseudonyms, epistolary novels, literary hoaxes, gonzo journalism, alter-egos, and any other technique they can imagine to upend reader expectations and muddle the idea of what’s true. Understanding this contested terrain is crucial to reading and writing in our age of competing realities. We’ll study the ways fiction uses and abuses the ideas of truth and authorship, experiment with these techniques, and discuss the creative and social benefits as well as the pitfalls.

$100/$80 GH Members. Limited to first 15 students.

To sign up contact Jennifer at 631-324-0806 x25 or jennifer@nullguildhall.org

Boots Lamb Education Center, Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806.