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Close Encounters of the Third-Person Kind

Point of view is one of the most complex elements of writing fiction, and third-person POV can be especially nuanced in tone, language, and narrative distance. We’ll study the qualities that comprise so-called “close third-person” POV—POV that has full access…

Course Type: 4 Week  |   Instructor: Raymond Fleischmann

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Start Date: 9/21/2014 – 10:00 AM

Master Class in Poetry

The aim of this poetry workshop will be to help the students, regardless of age or previous experience, to work toward writing the best poems they can write. The instructor will offer examples from poetry of the past and present…

Course Type: 10 Week  |   Instructor: David Wagoner

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Start Date: 9/21/2014 – 10:00 AM
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Obsession

We will open by discussing just what a poetic obsession is. Then we’ll apply that definition to strategies for engaging with poems written as parts of long projects, sequences, and works in series. We’ll read excerpts of works from longer…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Oliver de la Paz

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Start Date: 9/27/2014 – 1:00 PM

Finding Your Genre

Learn the bare bones of short fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry—then blur those lines to create something that suits your story. Come to class with an idea—and old family story, a personal experience, or something you’ve always imagined bringing to…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Megan Kruse

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Start Date: 9/27/2014 – 1:00 PM

Beckett’s Trilogy: Molloy, Malone Dies, and The Unnamable

Imagine a novel set in a sensory deprivation tank, penned by a prisoner from Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave.” In a world obliterated by modernity’s solar brilliance, what might shadows cast on a cave wall tell us about time,…

Course Type: 10 Week  |   Instructor: Jeff Encke

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Start Date: 9/27/2014 – 10:00 AM

Asking the Right Questions: Self-Inquiry in Memoir

The best memoirs explore very specific questions that obsess the writer. Discovering the questions within your personal obsessions and learning how to keep them alive as you write—as opposed to killing them dead with an easy answer—will unlock your story’s…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Suzanne Morrison

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Start Date: 10/4/2014 – 1:00 PM
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Life in a Teacup

In this workshop, we will talk about and write flash fiction—those marvelous little stories that can be a single sentence or a couple of pages. Think of them as worlds in a teacup. You will be asked to write a…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Whitney Otto

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Start Date: 10/5/2014 – 1:00 PM
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50 Shades of Hot: How to Write About Sex Without Shame

Even though people think about sex all the time, and even have it occasionally, writers tend to shy away from the subject. Which is crazy. Because sex is the one experience that makes us all hopeful and horny and embarrassed…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Steve Almond

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Start Date: 10/6/2014 – 3:00 PM

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