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Your Personal Story in Comics Form

A personal story increases in its visceral power when told in comics form. Two experienced graphic novelists will guide you through the process of creating several short comics, leading up to a finished autobiographical story. We’ll look at examples from…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: David Lasky, Greg Stump

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Start Date: 7/12/2014 – 10:00 AM
4 seats available

Memoir Essentials

We will discuss the essential elements of memoir writing—how to create scenes that move your story forward, how to use summary and reflection effectively, how to narrow your topic, and how to structure your narrative. This class will also include…

Course Type: 4 Week  |   Instructor: Theo Nestor

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Start Date: 7/14/2014 – 7:00 PM
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Paired Stories

Decades after Salinger’s incredible Franny and Zooey proved linked tales go beyond the confines of a short story and somewhere different than a novel, collections of connected stories are everywhere. We’ll read, discuss, and write linked short stories, starting with Rebecca Curtis’s “Toast”…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Corinne Manning

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Start Date: 7/15/2014 – 7:00 PM

Developing the Novel

Many writers start out with short stories, simply because they’re short. But it’s a lot easier to break into publishing with a good novel. Novel writing is also a more realistic way to make a living as a writer. But…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Katie Crouch

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Start Date: 7/16/2014 – 3:00 PM
3 seats available

Writing in the Field

Frank O’Hara walked the streets of Manhattan on his lunch break, sometimes stopping to type the beginning of a poem at the Olivetti showroom, which eventually brought about Lunch Poems. We will read and study the prose and poetry of place and…

Course Type: 4 Week  |   Instructor: Rachel Kessler

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Start Date: 7/19/2014 – 10:00 AM

Character Development

Our characters are the heart of our stories. Getting to know them can spark your desire to get your story going. Make them rich and believable and they’ll stay with your readers long after they’ve finished reading. We’ll build a…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Stephanie Kuehnert

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Start Date: 7/19/2014 – 1:00 PM

Intro to the Short Story

“Where does one begin?” asks Amy Hempel in an essay on short stories. Her answer: “With obsession and nerve and ground worth reporting on.” This two-day introduction lays down a few simple but fundamental craft concepts toward writing short stories….

Course Type: 2 Day  |   Instructor: Jeff Bender

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Start Date: 7/19/2014 – 1:00 PM

Bringing Your Novel Into the World

This is a class for writers who are in the midst of working on a novel. The class will cover various elements of craft and structure, and explore the psychological, emotional, and metaphysical work that a novelist does to bring…

Course Type: 4 Week  |   Instructor: Ryan Boudinot

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Start Date: 7/22/2014 – 10:00 AM
4 seats available

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