Writers participating in this course will learn to recognize successful techniques in their fiction–what engages the reader, and how that success is achieved. In-class discussions will focus on analyzing student work, particularly the many choices (point-of-view, tone, detail, pacing, etc.) a writer must make concerning structure, character and language.
Each writer will have two opportunities to have his or her work critiqued in class (up to 25 pages each time) and will receive typed feedback from both the instructor and his or her classmates.
A private conference with the instructor is included. This course is intended for writers who have extensive writing and workshopping experience.
Begins: Week of May 8, 2017
Day/ Time: Weeknight tbd 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Instructor: Casey Walker
Location: Park Slope
Casey Walker is the author of the novel Last Days in Shanghai. A graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, he has a PhD in English Literature from Princeton University. His writing has appeared in The Believer, Boston Review, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Sackett Street instructor and novelist Karen Thompson Walker, author of The Age of Miracles.