Wesleyan Institute of Lifelong Learning

Courses

Keeping Your Nerve: A Fiction-Writing Workshop

This six-week fiction-writing workshop offers the support, structure, and discussion of craft to help you summon and sustain your writing nerve.  The class is designed for those looking to find their way into fiction … or for those who have found their way but want to broaden their skills … or for those currently working on stories but need a nudge to continue.

You will be provided with weekly writing prompts, assigned readings, hard candy, and feedback from others in the workshop. We will spend class time looking at your rough drafts and discussing basic elements of fiction writing: narrative structure, point-of-view, characterization, scene and summary, and beginnings and endings.

Sari Rosenblatt

SIX TUESDAYS: NOVEMBER 4, 11, 18, DECEMBER 2, 9, 16 | 5:30–7 P.M.

WASCH CENTER BUTTERFIELD ROOM | $125

Course Instructor

SARI ROSENBLATT has won the PEN New England New Discovery Award in Fiction, the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction, the Glimmer Train Short Story Award, and the New Millennium Prize in
Fiction. Her stories have appeared in many literary journals. She has taught at the University of Iowa, where she earned an MFA from the Writers Workshop. In recent years, she has taught at the Green Street Arts Center and the Continuing Studies Program at Wesleyan. She teaches currently at the Educational Center for the Arts in New Haven.