Workshop Catalog – Fiction

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Carter Sickels

Introduction to Fiction


February 11 to March 8, 2019

This workshop is a generative class for beginning fiction writers. Together we’ll study the technique of such writers as Flannery O’Connor, James Baldwin, Ann Pancake, and Jonathan Corcoran, while engaging writing prompts and feedback as you practice the basics of... [more]

Jacinda Townsend

Character as Conflict: Building Plot from People


March 11 to April 5, 2019

How do we write characters that jump off the page? How do we allow those characters to do what they will and tell us what they want? How do we give those characters the freedom to create narrative premise? In this course, we will be examining the six ways in which... [more]

Kayla Rae Whitaker

Space for Mystery: Developing Complex Characters in Fiction


April 8 to May 3, 2019

This course will provide a deep dive into character development, operating on the tenet that the writer’s job is to allow for mysteries while summoning those peopling their fiction as completely as possible. We’ll examine work from masters of the form, from Nabokov to Willa... [more]