A writing sample is not necessary to apply for this workshop. Please fill out name, contact info, and writing/writing class experience fields below.
In this workshop, writers will learn how to manipulate the tools of fiction-writing (point-of-view, plot, characterizing detail, tone, etc.) to craft complete and unique stories that engage the reader. In-class critiques and exercises, as well as lectures and feedback from the instructor, are used to help students further develop their writing. This course is intended for writers with some writing experience who are looking to learn more about what makes a story, “a story.” A private conference with the instructor is included.
Begins: January 30, 2018
Day/ Time: Tuesdays 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Instructor: Zaina Arafat
Location: Park Slope
Zaina Arafat’s stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Granta, Virginia Quarterly Review, Iowa Review, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, VICE, and NPR, among others. She holds an M.A. from Columbia and an M.F.A. from Iowa, where she also taught writing and was selected as one of the most influential teachers on campus. She has served as an editor for various publications, and currently guest edits for The Margins. She grew up between D.C. and the Middle East and now lives in Brooklyn, where she is working on a novel and a collection.