When we allow ourselves to take risks, we can discover a writer's greatest creative weapon: our voice, and the power of our stories.
The weird is all around us. This class will give you ways to look for and reveal the strangeness in seemingly ordinary situations.
Join us in person! This class will focus on learning to identify and understand the craft elements that comprise the building blocks of compelling, engaging narratives.
In this single-session craft-focused class, we’ll take a crack at practical approaches to creating interconnected, layered, and weighty works of fiction.
We will look at examples of works structured around a list of objects, a list of characters, and a list of events as models for how we can structure our own work.
In this class, we will talk about your story’s organizing principle: the core element around which the entire narrative revolves.
This session will focus on the way popular TV series hook viewers, construct scenes, build characters, and structure episodes, and how this can easily be adapted to add energy to short stories, memoirs, and novels.
This class will explore how poets have used place, landscape, and the environment to create the tenuous emotional textures, and nuanced complexities of the spaces they inhabit.
Pedro Ponce is the author of The Devil and the Dairy Princess: Stories (Indiana University Press, 2021), winner of the Don Belton Fiction Prize. He teaches writing and literature at St. Lawrence University.
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