About the Workshop
The Art and Craft of Fiction Workshop offers aspiring writers the opportunity to explore the craft and practice of writing fiction and become better writers. Our 6-week workshop is designed to guide you into the writing life in an encouraging and inspiring setting with a healthy dose of constructive critique and revision. Each class will begin with a discussion of a particular aspect of writing – such as character, point of view, plot, place, and dialogue – during which we will read passages written by celebrated authors to uncover what lies behind their brilliance. The second half of each class will be devoted to reading the works of fellow participants and offering constructive and supportive feedback to help polish and deepen their writing.
Our workshops ensure that each writer’s voice is heard and nurtured. Each writer will get the chance to submit work that is shared with and edited by the class. In addition, you will have the option of submitting a longer piece (either a short story or an excerpt from a novel, no longer than 10 double-spaced pages) that will be read by the instructor, who will give detailed feedback on your particular strengths, how your writing has improved over the course of the workshop, and areas of focus to further hone your skills.