TOKYO Write Your Life Workshop Details

image001TOKYO WRITE YOUR LIFE WORKSHOP DETAILS

INSTRUCTOR:

Lise Funderburg

www.lisefunderburg.com

COORDINATOR AND WORKSHOP ASSISTANT:

Kaori Fujimoto

(see samples of Kaori’s creative nonfiction here and here)

LOGISTICS:

Dates: September 19 – 23, 2016 (Mon – Fri)
Venue: Conference room at Cafe Renoir Ginza 6-chome (6-12-10 Ginza Chuo-ku)
(a few minutes’ walk from A3 exit of the Ginza station)
Mon-Fri AM class: 10:30 – 12:30; Mon-Fri PM class: 7:00 – 9:00
Participants can alternate AM and PM classes as necessary.
Optional September 24 (Saturday) field trip and open mike salon

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS:
—Anyone who can write and speak in English (due to instructor limitations)
—Experience not necessary

HOW THE WORKSHOP WORKS:
—Each class is a mix of instruction, writing exercises, and discussion, all centered on how to produce high-quality nonfiction writing.
—Over the course of the week, you will generate new material (through instructor-led exercises) or develop existing material (such as journal entries, beloved but abandoned projects, or miscellaneous notes that have been paper-clipped together and stuffed in the backs of drawers).
—Participants must be willing to read and respond to each other’s work.
—Participants should be willing to read short pieces between classes.
—To get a sense of Lise’s teaching style, take a look at what former students say here.

WHAT MIGHT YOU WRITE ABOUT:
—Thinking and living in another language.
—The relationship between food and home.
—Parenting across cultures.
—What it means to “fit in” or “stand out.”
—Teaching English to non-native speakers.
—Being “the only one” in your office or class or apartment complex.
—Life, Death, Birth, Taxes.
—Life with a spouse of another nationality/ethnicity/religion/race.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
A laptop or notebook
A willingness to experiment

FEES:
JPY 33,000/person (No spot is reserved until paid in full.)
—There will be no refund for student cancellations after September 12.
—If workshop is canceled by instructor, students will receive full refunds.
—Limited financial aid available.

Friends’ Discount:
Sign up with a friend and you each get 2000-yen off. If you recommend people after that, you get 1000-yen per referral (reimbursed once the workshop begins), and those you’ve referred each get the 2000-yen discount. Please ask friends to include your name in their e-mails.

Payment Options:
PayPal: send to lf@lisefunderburg.com
Bank transfer: request info through creativewritingtokyo@gmail.com
 

 

Additional questions or concerns? Write to us here.