Advanced Writing Workshops

Our classes feature limited enrollment with close individual attention to each participant's work. We offer workshops several times a year in San Francisco and major cities around the country. If you saw an ad or received a flyer for a class not listed below, it means the class has filled. The classes often fill quickly, well before the application deadlines, so if you're interested in a class, we encourage you to contact us promptly.


To apply or receive more information, email workshops@narrativemagazine.com.

Workshops

 

In San Francisco    

Jan. 16 - 19, 2014
Jan. 30 - Feb. 2, 2014
Feb. 20 - 23, 2014

In NYC    

May 1 - 4, 2014

A 4-Day Intensive Workshops
for Short Story Writers, Novelists, and
Authors of Creative Nonfiction

with Tom Jenks
The class will meet every day for four days, with a morning workshop and an afternoon seminar focused on craft. For the seminar, there will be reading assignments and study of works by well known writers. Each participant will have one manuscript workshopped in class and a second manuscript reviewed for an individual conference with Tom. We will study storytelling and the formal elements of fiction, including voice, point of view, characterization, imagery, plot, and theme. Attention will also be given to scene building, sentence making, and the dramatic movement of descriptive writing. The program is very similar to the six-day intensive offered in San Francisco, though limited to fewer participants and using a slightly abbreviated curriculum. The same high level of individual attention will be given in the 4-day classes as in the popular 6-day intensives in San Francisco.

Enrollment limited to 12 participants.


Application deadlines:

For the Jan. 16 class—Nov. 22, 2013
For the Jan. 30 class—Nov. 22, 2013
For the Feb. 20 class—Nov. 30, 2013
For the NYC class—Feb. 14, 2014


TBA

 

6-Day Intensive Workshops
for Short Story Writers, Novelists, and
Authors of Creative Nonfiction

with Tom Jenks and Carol Edgarian

The class will meet every day for six days, with a morning workshop and an afternoon seminar focused on craft. For the seminar, there will be reading assignments and study of works by well-known writers as well as daily writing exercises. These exercises will be directly drawn from your own work and related to the aspects of craft under discussion each day in the seminar. Each participant will have one manuscript workshopped in class during the week and a second manuscript reviewed for an individual conference with Tom or Carol. Throughout the week we will give specific, daily focus to each writer's work. We will study storytelling and the formal elements of fiction, including voice, point of view, characterization, imagery, plot, and theme. Attention will also be given to scene building, sentence making, and the dramatic movement of descriptive writing.

Enrollment limited to 20 participants.

Application deadline: TBA
 


 



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