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How to Break Hearts

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.

Instructor: Richard Chiem

Class Type: 6 Sessions

Start Date: 01/17/2019

End Date: 02/21/2019

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$265.50 Member Price:
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Richard Chiem

Richard Chiem is the author of You Private Person (Sorry House Classics, 2017), and the novel, King of Joy (Soft Skull, 2019). You Private Person, was named one of Publishers Weekly’s 10 Essential Books of the American West. His work has been published by NY TyrantFanzine, and The Nervous Breakdown, among many other places. He was named a 2019 Writer to Watch by the Los Angeles Times. He has taught at Hugo House, Catapult, and at the University of Washington Bothell. He lives in Seattle.

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