March 15, 2019–May 3, 2019
4 p.m.–6 p.m.
Work in Progress
Writing is a wonderful vocation, but the effort can be lonely. Come break the isolation! This class is for fiction writers with some experience who are looking for artistic camaraderie. We will write together, discuss literature, and give constructive comment on each other's work in progress.
In each of the first four weeks, we'll focus on aspects of craft: characterization, story versus plot, point of view, voice and dialogue, and world building. We'll experiment with diverse writing exercises that deepen our understanding and skills and push us into new territory. We'll read stories that exemplify the creativity and craft we're striving for. Students will be encouraged to actively continue working on a piece of fiction, either short story or novel.
During the last four weeks, we'll continue to discuss craft, editing, revision and publishing, but primarily we'll have constructive, craft-focused discussions of student work. Come prepared to write a lot in class, read outside of class, engage in lively discussions, and have up to 20 pages of a work in progress read & commented on by both the teaching artist and your fellow writers.
$3 copy fee payable to teaching artist. Limit of 12 students.