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"Playing with Time: Planning Your Story from Past to Future" with Greg Garrett

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St. Edward's University, Trustee Hall 303
3001 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704

9/26/2015 From 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


$99 for members (log in for member pricing)

$159 for nonmembers

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Note: Online registration will close at the end of Thursday, September 24. After that you can pay admission at the door with a check for the walk up rate - $109 for members and $169 for nonmembers - as long as seats are available. Thank you!

Storytellers (including fiction writers, memoirists, and dramatic writers) know that our characters are shaped by their past experiences--and that they live in hope and fear of possible futures.

In this full-day class for the Writers League of Texas, writer and master teacher Greg Garrett will explore both theoretical and practical ways to understand the use of time in your storytelling. The class will include examples of flashbacks and flashforwards, backstory and successful exposition, writing exercises intended to give you practice in exploring time, and additional suggestions for you to experiment with after the class is over.

About the instructor:

Greg Garrett, PhD, is the author of four novels, two books of memoir, and over a dozen books on narrative, film, culture, religion, and politics. He is 2013 Centennial Professor at Baylor University, where he teaches classes in creative writing, literature, and film.

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NOTE: Tickets are not refundable, but they are transferable. If you purchase a ticket and then find you cannot attend, someone else can attend in your stead. Simply contact us at or 512-499-8914 and let us know so that we can update the class roster. For policies, please visit our Classes page.


This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at

Writers' League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts - Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to

The Writers' League of Texas would like to thank St. Edward's University for its generous support and commitment to community, ongoing education, and the arts. Visit