8-Week Short Fiction Intensive (with Carolyn Zaikowski)
Have you vowed you'll write more? That you'll reclaim your writer’s life? This fun, supportive deep dive into short stories is for you! In this generative workshop, you’ll create at least seven short story drafts using prompts on specific storytelling elements like linear and nonlinear narrative, voice, character, setting, and epistolary fiction. To represent each element and deepen our understanding, each week you’ll be guided by reading and discussing a story from the masters, including Flannery O’Connor, Kathleen Collins, Ottessa Moshfegh, and more. Each week, you’ll submit your drafts for guided group discussion. Though this is a generation-focused course, we’ll also do a basic overview of revision strategies. In addition to producing drafts and honing craft skills, this is a rare chance to challenge yourself on deadlines, daily writing goals, and sharing your work.
(This workshop is appropriate for fiction writers of all levels looking for a fun, boot-camp style experience, though familiarity with the basic elements of fiction will be helpful. Participants should be willing to read and write at home between meetings.)
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
CAROLYN ZAIKOWSKI is the author of the novels In a Dream, I Dance by Myself, and I Collapse (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016) and A Child Is Being Killed (Aqueous Books, 2013.) Her fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared widely, in such publications as The Washington Post, Denver Quarterly, The Rumpus, West Branch, PANK, Dusie, Huffington Post, and Everyday Feminism. She holds an MFA from Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and is currently an English professor. Find her online at www.carolynzaikowski.com.
WHEN: 8 Weeks: Tuesdays, March 3 - April 21 (6 - 8pm)
WHERE: In Williamsburg, MA*
*Directions: Specific directions to our Williamsburg classroom, as well as other info, will be emailed to all registered participants 2 - 5 days before the first class.
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