Starter Course

Jumpstart Your Writing: Providence

$130.00
Members
$150.00
Non-members
Saturday, April 25th, from 10:00am-5:00pm
What Cheer Writers Club, Providence, RI
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

This course has a very clear mission: devote one day of your life to writing. Through a series of fun, directed writing exercises, we will explore the terrain of fiction and nonfiction: we’ll mine for material, construct characters and settings, shape vivid dialogue, understand point of view, and find your voice. Discussions will focus on the process of writing and the strengths and weaknesses of the work we produce in class. We will examine some short published texts with an eye on craft, then write exercises inspired by them, in a supportive and generative environment for both new and practicing writers. Note that this is not a course in the fundamentals of fiction and nonfiction, but an opportunity for beginners and advanced students to generate new stories and scenes.

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

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Instructor

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Ethan Gilsdorf
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Previous Students Say

  • "Generative"
  • "High-Energy Class"
  • "Supportive Environment"
  • "Inspired Me to Write More"

Elements

  • Class Discussion
  • In-Class Writing

Genre

  • The Novel
  • Short Fiction
  • Book-Length Memoir
  • Personal Essay
  • Literary Journalism
  • Nonfiction
  • Young Adult & Children's Literature
  • Screenwriting
  • Poetry

Commitment Level

Low

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