Workshops with graphic memoirist Amy Kurzweil and short story writer Samantha Hunt


Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 3:30pm to 6:30pm


Farkas Hall, Room 203, 10-12 Holyoke Street

Amy Kurzweil and Samantha HuntEvent: Public workshop with Harvard Advocate writers Amy Kurzweil (graphic memoir and comics) and Samantha Hunt (short story and novel)
Time and date: 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5; Farkas Hall, Room 203
Attendance: Open to the public

Join this double-header workshop with two extraordinary practitioners of literary genres. Amy Kurzweil (Flying Couch: A Graphic Memoir) kicks off at 3:30 p.m. with a "visual storytelling" workshop during which she will show images and talk about the principles and approaches to comics as a prompt to active engagement with the audience. At 5 p.m., short story writer and novelist Samantha Hunt (The Dark Dark) will lead participants in writing exercises to develop their creativity.

Everyone can participate in these free and open public workshops. Come for one. Come for both. Bring your favorite writing material (legal pad, laptop, notebook) and get to work, or simply observe as other writers hone their skills under the tutelage of two master practitioners. 

AdvocateBoth Kurzweil and Hunt are featured in the forrthcoming 2019 spring issue of The Harvard Advocate, which is focused on writing by women. Production of the magazine is supported by the Harvard Women's Center and the Office for the Arts at Harvard.

Wait! There's more!

Are you an undergraduate? Join us for a student-only free pizza luncheon and discussion with Kurzweil and Hunt 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 at the Office for the Arts at Harvard. Sign up here.  (Seating is limited.)

Still want more?! Listen to readings by Kurzweil, Hunt, Patricia Liu '20 and Jeanine Zheng '21, and a moderated discussion with Harvard Advocate president Sabrina Li '20 and executive board member Owen Ojo '19 at the public launch of the magazine's spring issue, 7 p.m. Monday, March 4 at Harvard Book Store.

The OFA events are supported through the Dawn Clifton Tripp Literary Artists' Fund.