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 July 9, 2018
Day/ Time: weeknight tbd 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: Park Slope
Rachel Lyon’s debut novel, Self-Portrait with Boy, is forthcoming from Scribner in February ’18. Her short stories have appeared in Joyland, Iowa Review, Saint Ann’s Review, and other publications. She is a cofounder of the reading series Ditmas Lit in her native Brooklyn NY.