This eight-week workshop will include both a traditional study of the fiction-writing craft as well as a "workshop" experience in which students receive group feedback on their work.
Whether you're new to writing or have been at it a while, this class is designed to sharpen the tools of your fiction-writing craft. In the first four weeks, we’ll focus on elements of fiction writing, including characterization, pacing, point of view, structure, voice, and scene. Students can expect in-class prompts and take-home assignments as well as discussions of published literature. The final four weeks of the course will follow a more traditional workshop model, switching the focus to participant manuscripts, be they short stories or novel excerpts. Ultimately, workshop participants will come away with a heightened understanding of craft, feedback on their own work, and experience in discussing and critiquing others’ work in an encouraging and constructive setting.
When does this class meet?
This class meets every Monday February 2 - March 23rd from 6-8pm.
About the Teacher:
Katie McDougall is the cofounder of The Porch, and she is author of the novel, The Color Wheel. She holds a BA in English from Colorado College and an MFA in Fiction Writing from Colorado State University. Prior to cofounding The Porch, Katie spent fifteen years as an English teacher in Colorado, Nashville, and The Bahamas.
About the Hosting Organization:
The Porch fosters the artistic and professional development of writers and promotes a vibrant and diverse literary culture in Nashville through educational, inspiring, and community building opportunities and events for adults and youth
Registration is $260, here.
Questions about this class? Contact Katie McDougall at Katie@porchtn.org.