Writing With Your Other Hand
with Bianca Bagatourian
Unleash your expressive power by breaking the rules of writing and getting out of your own way. In this afternoon session, we will explore the intersections between the world today and the role of language in contextualizing the on-going conversations. With exercises from Bagatourian's soon to be published book, WRITING WITH YOUR OTHER HAND, we’ll learn techniques for finding voice, strengthening it, and telling stories that convey deeper meanings. Bring your favorite writing implements. Participation is limited to 15 participants on a first come, first served basis.
Bianca is an experimental playwright who likes to stretch the boundaries of theater and whose works revolve around human rights themes. Her last play based on the works of noted historian, Howard Zinn, was co-produced by Viggo Mortensen, with support from Eddie Vedder, Tim Robbins, Tom Shadyac and the Zinn Estate and ran at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for 25 nights. It was nominated for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award. Bianca is the president of the Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance, a non-profit organization she founded in 2005 which administers the $10,000 Saroyan/Paul Human Rights Playwriting Award (www.armeniandrama.org).