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Fiction Writing for Poets

Poets, said Wallace Stevens, are the priests of the invisible. This class introduces the elements of prose narrative to those who’ve dealt in that invisibility and would like to branch out. Through short readings and lots of generative exercises, you’ll learn about building character, establishing setting, and using imagery to create conflict, stakes, and tension between human beings, be they wizards, accountants, or astronauts. In the process, you’ll bring your poetic talents to bear on all aspects of the storyteller’s art.

No class May 26.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

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Instructor: Michael Shilling

Class Type: 6 Sessions

Start Date: 04/28/2014

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Michael Shilling

Michael Shilling is the author of Rock Bottom, a novel published by Little, Brown. The musical adaptation of the book was staged in 2014 by the Landless Theater Company. His stories have appeared in The Sun, Fugue, and Other Voices.

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