This workshop is for K-12 educators
In the words of writer and artist Renee Gladman: “Writing is a kind of architecture.” How, then, does one turn a mental blueprint into a finished piece? In this course, we will explore a variety of methods for constructing short stories from the building blocks of character, plot, point of view, voice, setting, and style. We will discuss the strategies of established authors with the intention of implementing those strategies into our own work (and maybe in the classroom). Be prepared to stretch your usual in writing habits and explore new modes of assembling prose. All participants will have the opportunity to share writing with the group for feedback. To conclude the course, we will discuss publication strategies, as well as methods for cultivating a writing practice beyond our weeks together.