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Introductory/Intermediate | In this class, you’ll write a short story, get hands-on practice with essential tools of fiction writing, and learn the art of revising. Start with a blank page: draft a voiced account of a true event in the first class. Then revise that draft, each week learning a different tool (POV, time management, objects/setting, age of protagonist, conflict, and structure) and adding that layer to the previous revision. Watch the stories emerge, deepen, shift, and find their final beauty.
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.
Class Type: 8 SessionsFiction
Start Date: 01/21/2018
End Date: 03/11/2018
Days of the Week: Sunday
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PST
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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$375.00 General Price:
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Mary Lane Potter is the author of A Woman of Salt: A Novel (2001 Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection) and Strangers and Sojourners: Stories from the Lowcountry. She was awarded a Washington State Arts Commission/Artist Trust Fellowship and MacDowell and Hedgebrook residencies.
Potter’s nonfiction has appeared in River Teeth, Witness, Tiferet, Spiritus, SUFI Journal, Leaping Clear, Feminist Studies in Religion, SIGNS, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Minerva Rising, Hevria, and others. She’s currently completing a book of essays on the body/spirit tangle.