Winter Craft Intensive: Talia Lakshmi Kolluri


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All the Life that Surrounds Us: Inviting the Natural World into your Work with Talia Lakshmi Kolluri
Saturday, March 18th
11 AM – 2 PM PST/ 2 PM – 5 PM EST

In a world full of technology that separates us from the natural environment, how do we incorporate the vibrancy and variety of the natural world into our creative work? Is it important for the environment to be as richly rendered as our characters, and how do we accomplish this?

Using multi-genre excerpts, this generative workshop will explore techniques oriented towards breathing dynamic and complex life into natural settings, non-human characters, and journeys through the wild world. Students will leave with concrete tools they can use to immerse their characters, their subjects, and their readers in all the life that surrounds us.

BIO: Talia Lakshmi Kolluri is a mixed South Asian American writer from Northern California. Her debut collection of short stories, What We Fed to the Manticore (Tin House 2022), is available now wherever books are sold. Her short fiction has been published in The Minnesota Review, Ecotone, Southern Humanities Review, The Common, One Story, Orion, Five Dials and others. A lifelong Californian, Talia lives in the Central Valley with her husband, a teacher and printmaker, and a very skittish cat named Fig.