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Writers Workshops

Fiction Online 2022-102

Course #2022-102
Wednesdays Starting January 12 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.

This workshop is full, please sign up on the waiting list here so you receive priority registration the next time this class is offered.

There is a tendency, especially among newer writers, to revert to trusted formulas when telling a story. Consequently, they craft into being stories that often feel rigid; stories that wear their shape and intensions hard on their sleeves. But the kind of stories that live long after we’re gone are often the ones that balance artistry and thematic heft with some measure of subtlety. How then can we move beyond telling merely efficient stories to telling stories that carry in them that spark of transcendence? Over these six weeks, we will write new stories and revisit old ones in a bid to answer this question. We will break apart model stories to examine character, the arc of the story, setting, dialogue and everything in-between, and explore how these elements of craft could come to full realization in a manner that leaves for organic and truly memorable narratives.

About the instructor

OBI UMEOZOR received his MFA in Creative Writing from Florida State University. His work has appeared in the New Orleans ReviewaddaShift and others, and he has taught fiction workshops at UH, Boldface and Strikethrough, Inprint, and Grackle & Grackle, among others. He has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He was a Fiction Editor at Gulf Coast Journal and is currently a PhD (Fiction) candidate at UH’s Creative Writing Program. He is the recipient of an Inprint Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Fellowship and an Inprint International Fellowship.

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