Introduction to Fiction
Facilitator: Carter Sickels
Dates: February 11 – March 8, 2019
Class Size: 10
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 storytelling and craft. This is a great opportunity to cross genres, or start a new writing practice, light up your creativity, and find out how fiction makes us believe.
Carter Sickels is the author of the novel The Evening Hour, and the editor of Untangling the Knot: Queer Voices on Marriage, Relationships & Identity. He is the recipient of the 2013 Lambda Literary Emerging Writer Award. His essays and fiction have appeared in various literary journals and anthologies, including Guernica and BuzzFeed. Carter is Assistant Professor of English at Eastern Kentucky University, where he teaches in the Bluegrass Writers Studio Low-Residency MFA program.