After briefly reviewing character, plot, and landscape or setting, we will dive into point of view, scene construction, and dialogue. We will learn through reading and discussing published examples, generate writing using prompts, and workshop each other's work in a supportive environment. Authors we'll read include Edward P. Jones, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Dylan Landis, among others.
Reading published work will be the focus of the first four weeks of class. In the second four weeks of class, we will focus on student work, and there will be optional readings of published work. Students should work on their workshop stories outside of class but there will be opportunities for in-class writing as well.
This class builds upon Fiction I, though Fiction I is not a prerequisite. We encourage students to opt into classes at the level that is right for them.
ADDITIONAL CLASS DETAILS:
- This class includes:
- Generative Writing: students create new work during class or from assignments.
- Workshop: students submit work for critique from the teacher and class.
- Craft Discussion: teachers and students explore essential elements of the craft.
- Reading: class engages in close study of one or more works.
- Feedback in class: Both peer and instructor feedback given.
- Work outside of class: 4+ hours of writing or reading outside of class.
- December 4: Scholarship Donation Day
- December 5: Member registration opens at 10:30 am PT
- December 12: General registration opens at 10:30 am PT
- December 18: Last day of Early Bird pricing
Anca L. Szilágyi is the author of Daughters of the Air, which Shelf Awareness called “a striking debut ,” and Dreams under Glass, which Buzzfeed Books called "a novel for our modern times." Her writing appears in Newsweek, Los Angeles Review of Books, Orion Magazine, and Lilith Magazine, among other publications. She is the recipient of awards from Vermont Studio Center, Artist Trust, Hugo House, Jack Straw, 4Culture, and elsewhere. Originally from Brooklyn, she has lived in Montreal, Seattle, and now Chicago.
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