Online: Zoom

Setting as Character

Saturday, September 10th, from 10:30am-1:30pm (EST).
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

Setting as Character is a workshop designed to spark a creative approach to settings. Exercises will invite you to write about a room, a closet, an outdoor location, a town or city. We'll approach these settings as if they were a living, breathing, character imbuing it with backstory, relationships, motivations, and conflict. Readings will consist of excepts from the works of Branden Jacob Jenkins, Katori Hall, Eliana Pipes. This class will be taught from a playwriting perspective, but is well suited for short story writers, novelists, screenwriters, or playwrights looking to breathe life into places and things. 

Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!

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.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

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Kira Rockwell
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Previous Students Say

  • Great for Newbies
  • Lots of Practical Tips
  • Inspired Me to Write More
  • Supportive Environment


  • Craft Lessons
  • In-Class Writing
  • Workshop
  • Inspiration
  • Lecture
  • Class Discussion


  • The Novel
  • Short Fiction
  • Screenwriting
  • Playwriting

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