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Writers Workshops

TEACHERS-AS-WRITERS FICTION 2018-412

Course #2018-412
Saturdays Starting October 13 9:00 am–12:00 pm running 6 weeks
Cost: $45 Instructor: Michael Carson
This workshop is full

Where

Inprint House
1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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This workshop is for K-12 educators

Classroom teachers often treat fiction as an unknown quantity, unique with respect to other art forms and disciplines, both urgent and enduring precisely because it cannot be planned, described, and compartmentalized. But this isn’t quite true. The urgent and enduring qualities of literature extend directly from the fact that literature is, as the novelist Douglas Glover argues, “a process of thinking with its own peculiar form.” This 6-week course will give experienced and inexperienced fiction writers the opportunity to explore these forms in the work of the writers they love and use creative-writing exercises and workshops to craft stories that excite and endure.

 

About the instructor

MICHAEL CARSON served in the United States Army as an Infantry Officer, including a 15-month tour of duty in Mosul, Iraq. He was an assistant editor for Hunger Mountain Literary Magazine and is a contributing reviewer for Numero Cinq Literary Magazine. His work has appeared in the anthology The Road Ahead: Fiction from the Forever War and elsewhere. He has a Masters in History from the University of Connecticut and an MFA in Writing from Vermont College. He teaches at Deer Park High School.

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 Fall 2018 workshop schedule click here.