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Writers Workshops

FICTION 2019-201

Course #2019-201
Tuesdays Starting June 4 6:00 pm–9:00 pm running 8 weeks
Cost: $325 Instructor: J. P. Gritton


Inprint House
1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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The G-Word

In this course, we’ll be exploring that favorite epithet of the fiction workshop, genre. Instead of looking down our noses at writers of genre fiction—from romance to mystery, from sci-fi to spy-fi—we’ll be exploring what such writers can teach us as students of the craft. How can generic conventions and tropes serve as helpful reference points, and perhaps even as sources of inspiration? How do “literary” writers like Jorge Luis Borges use the conventions of genres like the mystery to surprise and delight? As we explore genre’s unique capacity to instruct and inspire, we will complete weekly writing exercises in response to craft essays and short stories by the likes of A.S. Byatt, Edgar Alan Poe, Jorge Luis Borges, and others.

About the instructor

J P GRITTON’s novel Wyoming is forthcoming from Tin House Books (September, ’19). His awards include a Cynthia Woods Mitchell fellowship, a DisQuiet fellowship, the Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Fiction, and an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor Fellowship. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Greensboro Review, New Ohio Review, Southwest Review, Tin House and elsewhere.

By registering for an Inprint Writers Workshop you are agreeing to Inprint’s registration  policies. Remember to sign up for the waiting list if the workshop you would like to take is full. To see the full Summer 2019 workshop schedule click here.