Colum McCann will guide a small workshop group on the journey towards writing outside of our immediate experience. How does the writer gather the courage to go elsewhere? How does he/she make the imaginative leap into a character that seems so different to oneself? How and where does a writer draw the lines? How does he/she garner the language to go into uncharted territory? The workshop will include in-depth discussion of craft and, if possible given time constraints, one short writing exercise.