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Writers Workshops

Fiction Online – Jumpstarting Your Stories 2020-307

Course #2020-307
Tuesdays Starting October 6 6:30 pm–8:30 pm running 6 weeks skipping Tuesday, November 3
Cost: $240 Instructor: Rachel Ballenger
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 beginning fiction course is designed for new writers and those with some experience. The theme of the class will be beginnings. In a friendly, supportive environment, we’ll talk at-length about the writing practice, how it’s established and maintained. I’ll give short lectures on basic craft—plot, character, setting, etc. Then we’ll read and discuss stories written by an array of international writers, living and past, such as Lucia Berlin, Antonio di Benedetto and Sheila Heti. This class will introduce you to the writer’s workshop. As participants, each class, you’ll complete short writing prompts and respond to others’ work. By the end of our workshop, you will have completed and workshopped at least one story.

About the instructor

RACHEL BALLENGER is a writer and translator from Sonoma, California. Her work appears or is forthcoming in The Common, The Los Angeles Review of BooksElectric Literature, and elsewhereShe received her MFA in Creative Writing and Literature (Fiction) from the University of Houston in 2019. Formerly the co-fiction editor of Gulf Coast, her work has been supported by the Fulbright foundation, the Spanish commission of Foreign Affairs, Jiwar Creation and Society, and Inprint. Her novel-in-progress, Take My Life, won the Inprint Joan and Stanford Alexander Prize in Fiction.

Please note that 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