This class will build upon craft learned in Fiction I. We'll briefly review the basics of character, conflict, and plot, then focus on craft elements, including point of view, setting, scene, pacing, and dialogue. Students will read published stories weekly, do weekly in-class and take-home writing exercises, participate in discussions, and workshop their own drafts (including a full story or story/novel excerpt) in a supportive environment with their teacher and peers. Instructor will provide story to read before first class.
March 13: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)
March 14: Member registration opens
March 21: General registration opens
Alma García’s short fiction has appeared as an award-winner in Narrative Magazine, Enizagam, Passages North, and Boulevard; has most recently appeared in phoebe, Kweli Journal, Duende, and Bluestem; and appears in anthologies including Puro Chicanx Writers of the 21st Century (Cutthroat Journal of the Arts). She is a past recipient of a fellowship from the Rona Jaffe Foundation. Her first novel is forthcoming from Camino del Sol in 2023. She is a fiction instructor and manuscript consultant at the Hugo House.