Fiction 1: Foundations


Fiction 1: Foundations


Whether you’re new to fiction writing or want to recharge your writing practice, this class will help you generate new work and take a close look at the building blocks of good prose fiction such as character, setting, detail, point of view, voice, dialogue, and narrative structure. We’ll read and discuss published stories with an eye toward these elements of craft, and weekly writing exercises will allow you to develop your own work and get feedback in a supportive environment.  

  • Instructor: Yurina Yoshikawa

  • Length of workshop: 8 weeks

  • Date: Thursdays, September 5 — October 24

  • Time: 7 - 9 p.m.

  • Location: Porch Headquarters
    2811 Dogwood Place
    Nashville, TN 37204

  • Cost: $312/Non-Member; $280.80/Member **Don’t forget to use your membership code at checkout!

What Our Students Say:

“An exceptional experience with well-prepared materials, instructor overview and class participation.”

“Yurina is an excellent teacher who put a lot of effort into designing the class for all the students, no matter what their writing level.”

“Yurina’s teaching style is fun and full of valuable information! She has a unique way of making connections to outside text and provides keen insight.”

“Yurina was wonderful: knowledgeable, caring, effective and made very good use of her time. I will take her classes again in the future.”

“Yurina was a remarkably gifted and effective teacher. She made great use of our time in class as it was a good balance of instruction, free writing and workshop. Yurina rocks.”

“Extremely pleased with Yurina's attention to detail and her instructor/student interactions. She was kind and made everyone feel included and at home.”

“Yurina was an absolute delight. She was a blessing to my writing by making me feel re-invigorated and enthusiastic. I have a lot more confidence in tackling my piece now that I've had the benefit of Yurina's wisdom. Besides having extraordinary qualifications she is a gifted teacher and a kind generous human being. I'm honored to know her.”

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About the Instructor:

Yurina Ko is a writer, editor, and writing instructor who moved to Nashville in 2017 after ten years of living in NYC. She received her BA in philosophy from Barnard College and MFA in fiction from Columbia University, where she taught undergraduate writing. She also worked in book publishing in both editorial and publicity departments. Her writing has appeared in The New Inquiry, among others. To learn more, visit