This program is made possible through a generous gift from Ruth and Russell Bolton
in conjunction with the Eberly College of Arts & Sciences.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Happily Ever After

Once upon a time there was a graduate student who went to the Honors Residence Hall about once a month for the Bolton Writing Workshop...

For our last Bolton Writing Workshop, the Honors Hallians and I discussed fairy tales. After being inspired by the phrases "once upon a time" or "there once was a..." or "in a ___ land," we decided that these phrases are almost magical. This storytelling part of us seems ingrained as a part of who we are as humans. Next, we read from a modern day fairy tale and created new fairy tales of our own. As always, I was impressed with the creativity and beautiful language that emerged after fifteen minutes of writing. These women focused on syntax and repetition and image to create vivid worlds.

I have loved being able to work with these Honors Hall Boltoneers the past two years. It really has been a pleasure.

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