Eric Goodman—Transforming Life Into Art

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 3:38pm
Through what alchemy do writers take lived life and transform it into art? We all have stories to tell, something from our own life or the life of a loved one, which we believe would make a great short story or novel. All too often, however, when we try to write it down, it’s reduced to an anecdote which lies there on the page, lifeless as an empty glass. In this Elevenses, using failed and successful attempts from his own career, Eric Goodman will discuss techniques for breathing life into life as it becomes art.