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Writers Workshops

Fiction Online 2020-210

Course #2020-210
Thursdays Starting July 16 6:30 pm–8:30 pm running 6 weeks
Cost: $240 Instructor: Obi Umeozor
This workshop is full

Please note that this is an online workshop conducted via Zoom. Participants will be provided information on how to join the online sessions.

Shaping Your Fiction

This workshop, open to first time as well as more experienced writers, will pay particular attention to crafting shapely stories. By mapping the underlying structure of your story – that skeleton that holds everything in place – we will find ourselves examining characters, the arc of the story, setting, dialogue and everything in-between. The goal is to become obsessive about story structure, to set the foundations upon which those narratives of your wildest imaginations can stand firm and unshakeable. Over these six weeks, we will dive into insightful craft lessons and model stories (and the occasional film). We will write new stories and revisit old ones. And it is alright if you haven’t written a story you are comfortable sharing. Here, your active and lively participation in the joy of exploring stories is what is most needed. By the end of our time together, we should be well down the path to crafting memorable and timeless stories.

About the instructor

OBI UMEOZOR received his MFA in Creative Writing from Florida State University. His work has appeared in the New Orleans Review, adda, Shift and elsewhere. He has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He is an Inprint Mary Gibbs & Jesse H. Jones Fellow, a PhD (Fiction) candidate at the UH Creative Writing Program, and currently a Fiction Editor at Gulf Coast Journal.” 

Please note that online workshops are nonrefundable. By registering for an Inprint Writers Workshop you are agreeing to Inprint’s registration  policies.

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