Intermediate and Advanced Fiction and Prose Writing


In this workshop we will learn practical strategies and approaches to the basic elements of fiction, including elements such as plot, structure, characterization, point of view, dialogue, and style. Sessions will include generative writing exercises, short lectures and discussion on various craft elements, and, most importantly, workshopping of story drafts. Our goal will be for all attending writers to have completed new pages and to have generated such momentum and drive that we continue writing on our own once workshop ends. While this course will refer to literary short stories as models, participants may choose to submit any genre of prose writing, including but not limited to memoir, creative nonfiction, personal essay, science fiction, mystery, and young adult fiction.

TIME: Tuesdays, Nov. 15th, (skips Thanksgiving week), Nov. 29th, Dec. 6th, 13th; 6-9 PM
PRICE: Early-Bird until Thursday, November 10th: $175 Members, $195 Non-Members; After Thursday, November 10th: $195 Members. $215 Non-Members
LOCATION: Writespace
LEVEL: Intermediate and Advanced
CAP: Limited to 15 Writers

About the Instructor: 
Joshua Foster, currently a Ph.D. candidate in University of Houston’s Literature and Creative Writing (prose) program, earned his MFAs (Fiction/Nonfiction) from the University of Arizona. He has received a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, a grant from the Idaho Commission on the Arts, and his most recent publication, the essay “Bring on the Spins," was listed as a Notable Work in the anthology Best American Essays 2015. His stories and essays have appeared in the magazines Fugue, South Loop Review, Hawk & Handsaw, and others. He has editorial roles with the journals Gulf Coast, TheDiagram.com, andTerrain.org. Josh draws much of his material from life in rural southeastern Idaho, where he worked as a laborer many years on his family’s farm and ranch.

When:
Nov 15, 2016 to Dec 13, 2016
Cost:
$175-195
Time:
6:00 pm
Tuesday Time & Price:
6-9pm $175-195


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