Whether you're new to writing or have been at it a while, this eight-week class is designed to sharpen the tools of your fiction-writing craft. In the first four weeks, we’ll focus on elements of fiction writing, including characterization, pacing, point of view, structure, voice, and scene. Students can expect in-class prompts and take-home assignments as well as discussions of published literature. The final four weeks of the course will follow a more traditional workshop model, switching the focus to participant manuscripts, be they short stories or novel excerpts. Ultimately, workshop participants will come away with a heightened understanding of craft, feedback on their own work, and experience in discussing and critiquing others’ work in an encouraging and constructive setting.
- Instructor: Luke Wiget
- Length of workshop: 8 weeks
- Date: Wednesdays, August 30 - October 18
- Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
- Cost: $279 members; $297 non-members
- Location: Refinery Nashville
About the Instructor:
Luke Wiget lives in Nashville, Tennessee by way of Brooklyn, New York. He received the 2015 Quiddity Lit Editor’s Prose Prize, and his work has appeared or is forthcoming in Green Mountains Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, Hobart, Heavy Feather Review, Big Truths, and BOMB, among others. Luke earned an MFA in fiction from The New School, for which he edits and curates AUDIOGRAPH, an audio series documenting readings and conversations hosted by The Writing Program. He also co-curates and hosts drDOCTOR, a reading series and podcast, and writes/hosts YEARBOOK, a column for The Rumpus.