with Ramon Isao
This class will introduce students to the craft of fiction writing and help them begin to build a writing practice. We will read and discuss published work as we explore scene-setting, how to create complex characters, how to write dialogue, and other craft elements. There will be in-class, guided writing prompts that correspond to our discussion topics. The class will also include a workshop component, so students can develop a story or novel excerpt with peer feedback, and review and offer feedback on others' work.
Class Skip Date: 8/10/2023
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Ramón Isao is a recipient of the Tim McGinness Award for Fiction, as well as fellowships from Artist Trust and Jack Straw Cultural Center. His stories appear in such journals as The Iowa Review, Ninth Letter, Moss, and Hobart, and his screen credits include ZMD and Dead Body. He holds an MFA from Columbia University and serves as Fiction Editor at New Orleans Review.
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