In this seminar-style class students will develop and refine their skills with short fiction. Using published works of literary fiction as models, students will practice craft elements and strategies for fiction-making through weekly short exercises. Longer works, to be discussed in group workshops, will test the students’ ability to incorporate these skills. Students will also learn about revision, and push to develop and shape their drafts over time.
Instructor: Anthony Tognazzini's recent work has appeared in Electric Literature, Guernica, Crazyhorse, and TriQuarterly, among other journals, as well as on NPR's Selected Shorts and in Norton's 2018 anthology New Micro. His fiction collection, I Carry A Hammer In My Pocket for Occasions Such As These, was published by BOA Editions. He has taught at New York University, the New School, the 92nd Street Y, Adelphi University, and the College of Wooster. Anthony has received fellowships from Yaddo, Millay, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Djerrasi Resident Artist Program, and the Ohio Arts Council. He currently lives in Ohio.
Details: Advanced Fiction Writing - April 2023 takes place Tuesday April 4, April 11, April 18, April 25, May 2, and May 9 from 6:30-8:30pm online via Zoom.
Prerequisites: Intermediate Fiction is the suggested prerequisite.
Format: Seminar-style workshop with craft talk and generative writing in and outside of class.
Location: This class takes place online via Zoom.
Size: Limited to 12 participants (including scholarships).
Suggested Sequence: Follow this class with a generative nonfiction writing workshop or feedback course.
Scholarships: Two scholarship spots are available for this class for writers in Northeast Ohio. Apply by December 1.
Cancellations & Refunds: Cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the first class meeting to receive a full refund. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.