Create Intermediate

The Genre Blender: An exploration of the hybrid form and how it can be used to evoke emotional resonance (CREATE 2B)


Heritage D September 9, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Lara Lillibridge

Hybrid forms create room for new discoveries for the writer and the reader; they tend to favor feeling over mere re-creation of events, and allow access to the narrator’s interior.

Abandoning the constructs of traditional, linear narrative and blending elements from different genres and/or media can enable the writer to provide an emotional connection with the reader quickly and effectively, imparting lasting resonance.

We will explore the hybrid form as a vehicle for entry into the interior of the narrator through works by Lidia Yuknavitch, Jeanette Winterson, Anne Carson, Charles Reznikoff, and others.