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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)

Narrative Strategies for Fiction Writers

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  • $330.00 Non-Member
  • $305.00 Member

Class Description

In this class we will closely read a variety of fascinating texts (predominantly fiction) and discuss the various formal decisions each writer has engaged. Then we'll try some of these narrative strategies out on our own, through weekly, original compositions (1-5 pages, depending on the exercise) to be completed at home and brought to class for on-the-spot feedback. Appropriate for both beginners and more advanced writers, this class emphasizes close reading as well as generation of new work. Writers discussed will include:

  • Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Anthony Doerr
  • Edwidge Danticat
  • Sei Shōnagon
  • Renee Gladman
  • Claudia Rankine
  • John Keene.
Scholarships Format/Location

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

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!

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!