Thurs. 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24 & 5/31, 7-9p, The Randolph Building, Detroit Rd, Cleve OH 44102
$ 100 / 75 for members
In a creative lull lately? Looking for inspiration to start a story or the support to help finish one? This fiction workshop will take you from the blank page to a finished short story draft in just five weeks. Each of us will start from scratch and write a 500-word draft by the end of the first session. In the following sessions we will rewrite and revise the draft, increasing the word count and focusing on an individual craft element each time (e.g., point of view, conflict, setting, form, etc.). By the end of the course you will have given and received feedback, sharpened your writing skills, and produced a polished story draft.
Note: This class is more intensive than a basic workshop. Writers will be expected to produce a new draft each week as well as provide in-class feedback. If you’re an intermediate or advanced writer that feeds on deadlines and is hungry for a challenge, this is the workshop for you.
Matt Weinkam is a writer, editor and college instructor with published work in Denver Quarterly, Sonora Review, New South, Midwestern Gothic, Split Lip, Covered w/ Fur, DIAGRAM, Quarter After Eight, Electric Literature and Mutilations on a Theme: Best Innovative College Writing among others. Matt is founding editor of Threadcount Magazine and a former Managing Editor of Passages North literary journal. He holds an MA in creative writing from Miami University, an MFA in fiction from Northern Michigan University, and he has taught creative writing as far away as Sun Yat-sen University in Zhuhai, China. He currently lives in Cleveland with his wife, cat, dog, and book collection.