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Anna Snoekstra: A fantastical, terrifying, tear-jerking comedy: playing with genre

Session Info:

In this workshop, students will learn more about genre. They will come to understand what genre is and why it exists.

Together, we will break down classic genres and dismantle how they work. Using a genre writing exercise, we will investigate ideas around cross-genres and play with potential combinations of tropes.

At the end of the session students will have their own genre hybrid story.

Topics covered:

What is genre?

  • Why is genre so important in stories?
  • What do audiences expect from different genres?
  • How can you utilize genre conventions in your writing?

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