• Term: Fall 2022
  • Start Date: December 9, 2022
  • End Date: December 9, 2022
  • Day of Week: Friday
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: In Person
  • Availability: Full
  • Public Price: $90.00
  • Member Price: $81.00

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The Architecture of Place

How do we render place on the page? How do we use setting to build characters and drive plot? And what does it really mean to make place a character? In this session we will study how writers create vivid, multi-dimensional settings, looking at examples from writers including Shirley Jackson, Sam Selvon, and George Saunders. We will be doing writing exercises, so please come to this session with pen and paper (or laptop).

Registration dates:

August 22: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

August 23: Member registration opens

August 30: General registration opens

Katie Kitamura

Katie Kitamura

Katie Kitamura‘s most recent novel, A Separation, was a finalist for the Premio Gregor von Rezzori and a New York Times Notable Book. It was named a best book of the year by over a dozen publications and translated into sixteen languages, and is being adapted for film. Her two previous novels, Gone to the Forest and The Longshot, were both finalists for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award. A recipient of fellowships from the Lannan Foundation and Santa Maddalena Foundation, Katie has written for publications including The New York TimesThe GuardianGranta, BOMB Magazine, Triple Canopy, and Frieze. She teaches in the creative writing program at New York University.