When Marina Carr is teaching playwriting at Dublin City University and St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, where she is currently a writer in residence, she tells her students, “Forget ideas, describe things.”
“I try to teach them to be discerning, to read like a writer,” she told Pasatiempo. “We look at the architecture of sentences and of speech. ‘Go ahead, imitate,’ I tell them. ‘Then make it your own.’ After all, the only thing we really have is our style.”
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