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PJ Seminar: A Master Class on Uses of the Ordinary with Meg Wolitzer

$70.00 · September 13

Start Date

September 13

Day(s) of the Week


Class Times

7:00pm – 9:00pm CT




Zoom (online)




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How do writers fold ordinary life into fiction without making it seem too… ordinary?

This class will focus on the ways in which quotidian experience can enrich fiction and give it that desired sense of “felt life.” We’ll talk about various elements of the everyday that writers might grapple with, including dialogue, sex scenes, humor, and details of domestic life.

Through discussion, doing an exercise, and reading an example of a short work that beautifully walks the ordinary/extraordinary line, we’ll grapple with the tension between wanting fiction to feel big, and allowing the small moments to unfold on the page.

About Meg Wolitzer

Meg Wolitzer is the New York Times–bestselling author of The Interestings, The Uncoupling, The Ten-Year Nap, The Female Persuasion, The Position, The Wife, and Sleepwalking. She is also the author of the young adult novel Belzhar. Wolitzer lives in New York City.