Weds. 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, & 9/27, 7-9p, Gordon Square Arcade Conference Room, 6516 Detroit Ave., Cleve. OH 44102
$ 75 / 60 for members
Are you writing a novel? Short stories? Flash fiction? It’s all welcome in this four-week workshop designed to help strengthen, deepen, and enrich your fiction, no matter the form. Writers should be prepared to submit one piece of fiction in advance of the first workshop. (Workshop submissions are limited to 25 double-spaced pages—one story, a novel excerpt, or up to three pieces of flash fiction. Ideally, novel excerpts should consist of first 25 pages rather than a chapter from the middle of the manuscript.) During close readings of these submissions, we’ll discuss plot, character development, structure, style, tension, pacing, and more, while additional assignments will help generate new material.
About the presenter: Laura Maylene Walter is the author of the short story collection Living Arrangements (BkMk Press), which won the G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize and a national gold IPPY. Her writing has appeared in the Kenyon Review, The Sun, Poets & Writers, Michigan Quarterly Review, Tampa Review, Portland Review, and elsewhere. She was a 2013 Tin House Writers’ Workshop fiction scholar, the recipient of the 2011 Ohioana Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant, and the former fiction editor of Mid-American Review. She is the editor-in-chief of Gordon Square Review, a contributing editor for Cherry Tree and Neutrons/Protons, and she blogs for The Kenyon Review.