Everything I Know About Writing, I Learned from James Baldwin [Steve Almond]
All Levels | These workshops will reveal just how much we can learn through a close reading of a single work. By laser-focusing our attention on one brilliant piece, we’ll be able to deconstruct all aspects of craft: narration, characterization, plot, pacing, scenes, and exposition. Each class will include a writing prompt, so students can learn by doing. Strap in—this is going to rock.
For this class, we’ll be discussing the story “Sonny’s Blues” and the essay collection Notes of a Native Son. If you come to class having read this work, you’ll get the most out of our conversation.
All students in reading classes will receive a book club discount on the instructor’s reading list at the Elliott Bay Book Co.
Check out Steve’s other Everything I Know About Writing classes:
1/10: Meg Wolitzer
2/7: John Williams