Finding Story in Chaos


Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - Tuesday, November 4, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


One of the first questions beginning writers have is this: what should I write about? And this is my answer: start with yourself. Chaos is a course designed to use the wonder and chaos of your own life to tell stories. We will seek to tell your truth, but tell it slant. Find the kernels of stories in your life but give them fictional details. We’ll use writing exercises to get us started, both in class and for homework. We’ll read wonderful published stories too, and essays on writing that will inspire and instruct.

6 Tuesdays, 7:00–9:30 p.m., 9/23/2014–11/04/2014

Alexandra Soiseth

ALEXANDRA SOISETH is the Associate Director of the MFA Writing Program at Sarah Lawrence College where she also teaches. She has her BA from the University of Saskatchewan, her BAA from Ryerson University and her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She has taught writing to a variety of students including undergraduate and graduate students, as well as high school students, seniors, and men and women in prison. She is the recipient of a Canada Arts Council grant, an Ontario Arts Council grant, and is the former managing editor of and communications director for Global City Review, a New York City based literary magazine. Her work has appeared on,, and in McGill Street Magazine, CrossBRONX: A Showcase and Resource for Bronx Writers, and on the radio program LifeRattle, among others. Her memoir, Choosing You, was published in 2008 by Seal Press.

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HVWC in Sleepy Hollow
300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, New York 10591
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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$295 - Members
$320 - Non-Members

Presenter: Alexandra Soiseth
Presenter Phone: 914-332-5953

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