Crafting Fiction: Stories that Stick

Open—Fall

In this class—which is devoted to the lonely, exhilarating, terrifying process of creating fiction—we will strive to create a constructive community of readers with the kindness, toughness, honesty, and sensitivity that can make a workshop a unique and valuable writing tool. Ambition and risk-taking will be encouraged, along with memorable voices and compelling characters. Through the work presented, we will discuss what makes a plot strong and what strategies exist for creating and sustaining narrative momentum. Outside reading will be geared to the needs and concerns of the class but will run the gamut from realism to fabulism.