Plot for Poets & Writers of Short Fiction: Writing Alongside Lydia Davis

with Deborah Woodard

Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reading

Online

Open to all levels

6 Sessions

Start Date: January 21, 2023
End Date: February 25, 2023
Day of Week: Saturday
Time: 1:10pm - 3:10pm PT
Capacity: 20 seats
Member Price: $274.50
General Price: $305.00

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We’ll read the stories of Lydia Davis with an eye to giving our short narratives, whether in poetry or prose, a dramatic arc, and a telling finale. How can we make our tales impossible to put down? Are plot twists transferrable to poetry? We’ll find out. Weekly prompts, instructor feedback, discussion. Text: The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis (Picador).

Registration dates:

December 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

December 6: Member registration opens

December 13: General registration opens

Deborah Woodard

Deborah Woodard

she/her

Deborah Woodard holds an MFA from the University of California, Irvine, and a PhD from the University of Washington. She is the author of Plato’s Bad Horse (Bear Star Press, 2006), Borrowed Tales (Stockport Flats, 2012), and No Finis: Triangle Testimonies, 1911 (Ravenna Press, 2018). Her chapbook Hunter Mnemonics (hemel press, 2008) was illustrated by artist Heide Hinrichs. She has translated Amelia Rosselli with Giuseppe Leporace in The Dragonfly: A Selection of Poems: 1953 – 1981 (Chelsea Editions, 2009) and with Roberta Antognini in Hospital Series (New Directions, 2015) and Obtuse Diary (Entre Ríos Books, 2018). Woodard teaches at Hugo House in Seattle and co-curates the reading series Margin Shift.

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