Sunday, September 19, 2021 • 10:00am - 1:00pm • $75
In this class, Jasmin Darznik will share the strategies she has found most essential to creating stories that transport readers, whether in fiction or nonfiction. More particularly, she will share the ways she researches a person and era before sitting down to write, what kinds of details she searches for when creating scenes, and how she continues to refine her story once her writing is underway. Participants will look at a selection of transporting reads, dive into creative prompts, and finish with an interactive Q & A.
Jasmin Darznik’s debut novel, Song of a Captive Bird, was a New York Times Book Review “Editors’ Choice,” a Los Angeles Times bestseller, longlisted for the Center for Fiction Prize, and awarded the Writers’ Center’s First Novel Prize. Darznik is also the author of the New York Times bestseller The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother’s Hidden Life, and most recently, The Bohemians. Her books have been published in seventeen countries. She was born in Tehran, Iran, and came to America when she was five years old. She holds an MFA in fiction from Bennington College, a JD from the University of California, and a PhD in English from Princeton University. Now a professor of English and creative writing at California College of the Arts, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.