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The Writing Life: Fiction 2018
September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
These workshops will be led by Kris Johannesson MFA. She is a frequent lecturer at UVM and she has taught for over twenty years and worked with students of all ages. Her writing has been published in literary journals, web journals and literary anthologies. This offering follows upon her popular Memoir 101 and Horror Writing workshops at the Bixby in 2017.
This workshop is open to writers of all levels. We will work as a group in discovering the elements of fiction writing such as frame and arc within plot, setting and voice and world building and authenticity. Weekly sessions will offer: instruction, video resources, class discussion, optional in-class, and take home writing exercises. As sessions progress, there will be some time to discuss workshop writing among peers. Readings pertaining to weekly topics will be provided. All writers are welcome, (e.g. poets, memoirists, biographers, historical writers, etc.) Elements of fiction can cross genres and add to our skills, ultimately improving all of our writing. This is a welcoming and low-stress workshop, however, there will be instruction and it is not intended to function solely as a peer-writing group. You don’t need to attend every class but you must register for the series. There are only 20 spaces available. Register by calling Maddy Willwerth at 802-877-2211 or email her atmaddy.willwerth@bixbylibrary.
Week One: 9/4 Topic: Starting with Our Characters
Week Two: 9/11 Topic: Dialogue & Cast
Week Three: 9/16 Topic: Plots & Subplots
Week Four: 9/25 Topic: Frame & Arc within Plot
Week Five: 10/2 Topic: Setting & Voice
Week Six: 10/9 Topic: Inside Our Setting: World building, Authenticity, & Description
Week Seven: 10/16 Topic: Welcoming Revision
Week Eight: 10/23 Topic: Moving Forward