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Master Class: Who Are These People?

Character is an element of fiction that is often discussed in writing workshops. But there’s a difference between creating character studies or sketches and employing fully-realized characters in the service of a piece of fiction. Through brief examples from novels…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Meg Wolitzer

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Start Date: 5/30/2015 – 1:00 PM
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The Great Unknowing

Good work happens when we separate ourselves from our inner critics. While practical concerns such as audience, reception, form, and character will always have a place in the writing process, the best writing comes from a truly immersive environment. This…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Amelia Gray

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Start Date: 5/30/2015 – 1:00 PM
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Writing the Collective

Writing characters collectively, whether in the third- or first-person plural, is an excellent way to touch on notions of belonging and exclusion. Every character belongs to a tribe, just as every character knows exactly where they don’t belong, are not…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Justin Torres

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Start Date: 5/30/2015 – 1:00 PM

You Are Here: Creating a Sense of Place on the Page

When your writing has a “sense of place,” what exactly does it have? We’ll trace the concept of “sense of place” back through two centuries, drawing on the work of various scholars, from architects to theologians. Then we’ll dig into…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Wendy Call

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Start Date: 5/30/2015 – 1:00 PM

Doing Little Writing

We will discuss the fact—yes, fact—that about 90% of our prose and poetry will be better if we can shorten it during the revision process. Leaning on the experience of examining tens of thousands of essays, short stories, and poems during…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Stephen Corey

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Start Date: 6/1/2015 – 10:00 AM

Intimacy and Distance in Nonfiction

How much of ourselves do we reveal in our own creative nonfiction? How do we share highly personal material without completely overwhelming the reader? In this interactive, two-session class, we’ll explore these two crucial questions via craft conversations, short writing exercises, and workshops….

Course Type: 2 Day  |   Instructor: Justin Hocking

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Start Date: 6/3/2015 – 6:00 PM

Memoir Essentials Section II

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 structure your narrative. This class will also include numerous…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Theo Nestor

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Start Date: 6/20/2015 – 1:00 PM
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POP Goes the Poem

This studio/workshop will be a generative writing experiment to coax us all into writing unpredictable, engaging poems that other people enjoy reading. We’ll look at funny, quirky verse and practice some activities that will provoke new turns of syntax from…

Course Type: 4 Week  |   Instructor: Frances McCue

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Start Date: 6/23/2015 – 7:00 PM
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