Dispatch #094

First Person Lonesome: Writing About the Covid-Experience

How does one write about the experience of COVID?

It’s universal–the virus has covered the world, but it is also particular.

Some of us were home, others “front line workers.” Many of had mild cases, others very severe. And almost all of us spent a lot of time alone, or in cramped conditions with family and cohabitants.

This workshop will tangle with the idea of writing about a worldwide phenomenon without devolving into cliché or empty sentiments, how to build a first-person narrator’s thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a way that is both unique and can connect to a large audience.

Come prepared to write about yourself, or about someone else who might have been a little lonesome when shelter-in-place began.

About the Instructor:

Nick Mamatas is the author of several novels, including I Am Providence and The Second Shooter. His short fiction has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Tor.com and many other venues. Much of it was recently collected in The People’s Republic of Everything. Nick is also an anthologist; his latest book is Wonder and Glory Forever: Awe-Inspiring Lovecraftian Fiction.

Date: Wednesday May 24, 2023

Time: 6:30-8:30pm PDT

COST: $30


For more info about the Dispatches from Quarantine Project, visit: https://dispatchesfromquarantine.com

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