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Literary writing

When we are compelled to write, we not only want to tell a special story, we are also looking for our own creative voice. Talent and the craft of writing can be playfully discovered and practiced in this seminar. Initial ideas are developed with the help of creative techniques. They help us to get into the flow of writing in order to tell the stories that are already within us.

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ECTS points
Next start
1 July 2024
1 week
Final application date
Mon, 3.6.2024
Teaching language
German / Englisch
CHF 900.–

In this seminar, creative writing is practiced on site in group and individual exercises and on the basis of short theoretical learning units, and the basic laws of dramaturgical storytelling are taught. It is easy to deal with one's own writing impulse and with structural models. The 3-act model, the 8-sequence method or the hero's journey are models that encourage us to work freely with plot points, arcs of suspense and false endings. Character development, narrative perspective, sensual writing, narrative time and narrative time are practiced and the resulting texts are then discussed in the group. We look for the personal narrative voice in the style and tone of our own text and in the writing of dialogs. We try out writing rituals and discover the joy of our own text. Because nothing is as true as your own storytelling.

Institute Arts and Design Education (IADE)

Art and design, and imparting their contents open up new ways of perceiving and shaping the world. Learning in art and design is marked by an intense experience of self-agency and dealing with highly diverse contexts.

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Dreispitz Basel

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland Basel Academy of Art and Design Freilager-Platz 1 4142 Münchenstein near Basel
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