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Narrative Time: A Workshop on Pacing and Plot

Intermediate / Advanced | Flashbacks and flash-forwards, circular narrative and modular plotting, a protagonist’s amnesia and a moment stretched into pages—time interacts with story in so many ways. We’ll examine how to get time on your (narrative) side, looking at each other’s work with an eye to how time interacts with structure, character, and theme to best serve the tale you’re telling. We’ll also carefully examine the use of time in The Great Gatsby, discussing a few chapters each.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Michael Shilling

Class Type: 6 Sessions

Start Date: 10/29/2019

No Class On: 11/26/2019

End Date: 12/10/2019

Days of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Michael Shilling

Michael Shilling is the author of Rock Bottom, a novel published by Little, Brown. The musical adaptation of the book was staged in 2014 by the Landless Theater Company. His stories have appeared in The Sun, Fugue, and Other Voices.

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