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Advanced Fiction Workshop

The aim of this workshop is to make everyone a better writer. We’ll do this through thoughtful discussion of one another’s works-in-progress—identifying where it sings, where its heart is, and how to get it to where it needs to go….

Course Type: 10 Week  |   Instructor: Joan Leegant

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Start Date: 1/26/2015 – 7:00 PM
This class is full

Story Story Story: A Novel-Writing Workshop

Novels must grab the readers in the first ten pages. But how? Each day will start with a talk on story and then we’ll dive into workshopping the first ten pages of your novel. This class is for students working…

Course Type: 1 Week  |   Instructor: Maria Semple

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Start Date: 1/27/2015 – 9:30 AM
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Seeing it Through: Finishing Your Novel

This class will provide a push for the novel draft that’s been hovering on your desktop, waiting to be finished. On day one, we’ll examine techniques for writing strong endings and strengthening the overall manuscript. On day two, we’ll turn…

Course Type: 2 Day  |   Instructor: Megan Kruse

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Start Date: 1/31/2015 – 1:00 PM
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Poetry and the Senses

This course will travel as far as your senses can take you. Through writing exercises, you will generate a new poem each week guided by your ears, nose, eyes, taste buds, and skin, as well as exploration of the mysterious…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Janie Miller

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Start Date: 2/2/2015 – 7:00 PM

Come Closer: Getting the Reader Inside Your Story

Want your reader to come closer to your book, to feel like he or she is in the middle of the story? Want readers to know what it felt like to be you? We’ll examine what it takes to bring…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Tara Hardy

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Start Date: 2/2/2015 – 5:00 PM

Creative Nonfiction Workshop: Style and Structure (Kirkland)

This roundtable workshop for writers of all levels will focus on structure and style. Receive feedback and instruction to increase the impact of your nonfiction prose (memoir, essay, etc.), including thoughtful critiques on at least one of your pieces (20…

Course Type: 6 Week  |   Instructor: Dianne Aprile

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Start Date: 2/4/2015 – 10:00 AM

Rule #1: Never Be Boring. (There are no other rules.) (Wallingford)

There is no rule to writing great fiction except to “never be boring.” Also, please try not to be confusing or vague about important information. We’ll focus on compelling openings of stories and novels through a combination of discussion, reading,…

Course Type: 2 Week  |   Instructor: Peter Mountford

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Start Date: 2/4/2015 – 10:00 AM

Master Class: Sub-Lit: the Contagion

Long before the internet, certain word-strings have always “gone viral,” colonizing minds by infectious means, mouth to ear, without need of the literary apparat and its customary gray vectors: tenured professors, annotated anthologies, editorial and critical harrumph. We’ll collect specimens…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Rick Kenney

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Start Date: 2/7/2015 – 1:00 PM

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