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 January 8, 2018
Day/ Time: Weeknight TBD 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Instructor: Chandler Klang Smith
Location: Upper West Side
Chandler Klang Smith is the author of the novels The Sky Is Yours (forthcoming from Hogarth, an imprint of Crown/Random House, summer 2017) and Goldenland Past Dark (ChiZine Publications, 2013). Her work explores the intersection between literary and speculative fiction, using surreal imagery and genre elements to comment satirically on our world and to investigate the inner lives of characters. Chandler has worked as an editorial assistant, associate agent, and ghostwriter in the NYC publishing industry and coordinates literary events for the KGB Bar. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University.