Fall 2017: Plotting the Novel: What Happens Next


Fall 2017: Plotting the Novel: What Happens Next


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October 14, 2017
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Class meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington
Instructor: M. Allen Cunningham
for writers at all levels
Limited to 12 students

This four-hour class will look at ways of conceiving plot and structure in your novel. Through in-class writing exercises, readings, and discussion, we’ll explore traditional and non-traditional plots, and consider how characterizations, the use of time, world context, and more contribute to a plot’s design.

M. Allen Cunningham is the author of six books, including the #1 Indie Next Pick The Green Age of Asher Witherow (Unbridled Books, 2004) and a biographical novel about Rainer Maria Rilke entitled Lost Son (Unbridled Books, 2007). His work has appeared in many literary outlets including The Kenyon Review, Glimmer Train, Tin House, and Alaska Quarterly Review. Cunningham is the founder and publisher of the independent literary press Atelier26 and a contributing editor for Moss literary journal. Follow him on Twitter @m_a_cunningham.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: Scholarships pay for the entire class tuition. All of our writing classes have at least one scholarship position available, made possible by a generous gift from Dennis Steinman. To apply, email Susan Moore, Director of Programs for Writers, at susan@literary-arts.org with your name, contact information, and list three classes in order of preference. Please note that preference is not guaranteed. All scholarships are subject to availability.

CLASS LIAISONS: All classes have one liaison position. Liaisons receive free tuition in exchange for light duties before and after each class meeting. Contact Susan Moore at susan@literary-arts.org for more information.