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All Levels | Explore a variety of writing methods and approaches to create your most heartbreaking works of fiction. We will learn how to draw the reader in and make them fall in love with our characters, and what tangible things we can do to make our stories turn on a necessary dime. With readings from Lorrie Moore, Jesse Ball, Mary Robison, Renee Gladman, and Katherine Faw, we will make our fiction a living, breathing thing. Students can expect very generative writing exercises, a better understanding of how to break down a scene, and the opportunity to be workshopped twice. You will come away from this workshop with a stronger sense of character and narrative, designed to your vision.
Richard Chiem is the author of You Private Person (Sorry House Classics) and the novel King of Joy (Soft Skull Press, 2019). His work has appeared in City Arts Magazine, NY Tyrant, and Gramma Poetry, among other places. His book, You Private Person, was named one of Publisher Weekly's 10 Essential Books of the American West. He lives in Seattle, WA.