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Writers Workshops

Fiction 2023-201/In-Person

Course #2023-201
Tuesdays Starting March 28 6:00 pm–9:00 pm running 6 weeks skipping Tuesday, May 2
Cost: $315 Instructor: Lisa Wartenberg Vélez
This workshop is full


Inprint House
1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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This is an in-person workshop that takes place at Inprint House.

If this workshop is full when you try to register, please sign up on the waiting list here so you receive priority registration the next time this class is offered. For details and a schedule of all the current workshop offerings, click here. 

In this fiction workshop, we’ll tend to major storytelling elements (such as voice, point of view, and character) with a special interest in form. We’ll make time for generative in-class exercises with this in mind, playing with aspects of narrative that can often define form (chronology, motif, release of information, beginning/middle/end, point of view) to allow us to think of story through and beyond the Aristotelian shape. We will workshop manuscripts in class and discuss assigned readings of big and tiny stories to inspire you.

about the instructor

LISA WARTENBERG VÉLEZ is a Colombian-born writer of fiction who split her childhood between Florida and Bogotá. This Spring, she’ll earn her MFA from the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston, where she is an Inprint Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Fellow and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Scholar. She also has degrees in theatre and has served as Assistant Fiction Editor at Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts. Her work appears in Nimrod International Journal and Moot Point Magazine. It has received support from Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, Tin House Writers Workshop, Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, and the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow residency. She is the recipient of the 2022 Bread Loaf Katharine Bakeless Nason Contributor Award in Fiction and the 2021 Francine Ringold Award for New Writers. She was a Finalist for both the Master’s Review Anthology XI and 2022 Passages North Waasnode Fiction Prize, and a 2023 PEN / Robert J Dau Short Fiction Prize nominee.

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