11 April 2022

AQB Organizes A Creative Writing Workshop In Collaboration with Bard College Berlin

AQB Organizes A Creative Writing Workshop In Collaboration with Bard College Berlin

 

Al-Quds Bard College
Al-Quds University
10-04-2022

On Sunday, April 10th, 2022, Al-Quds Bard College at Al-Quds University organized a creative writing workshop entitled, "Write About What You Don't Know, That You Know," led by Prof. Gavin McCrea, a Guest Lecturer in Literature and Creative Writing at Bard College Berlin and a novelist. The workshop has targeted students across different majors on campus, particularly those who are interested in creative writing of prose. In this regard, the session addressed one of the writing techniques that some authors use to begin the process of writing of fiction’s work. 

Prof McCrea states: writing is simpler than it looks. In this intensive practical session, I am going to help you find some starting points. From there, all you will have to do is write what comes next, adding nothing, denying nothing, and without the intent to manipulate anyone. Write even though you do not know. Write because you do not know. Write when you have nothing to support you except your self-respect.

This workshop was sponsored by Bard Network Faculty Seminar Exchange Program which is implemented between AQB and Bard College Berlin. For this spring semester, AQB and Bard College Berlin are collaborating on this exchange where faculty from the two institutions organize workshops/classes outside their home institutions.