Spring 2018: Writing Fiction with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton”


Spring 2018: Writing Fiction with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton”


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April 2 – 23, 2018
Mondays, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Class meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington
Instructor: M. Allen Cunningham
for writers at all levels
Limited to 12 students

Broadway smash and cultural sensation, Hamilton: An American Musical is a masterpiece of fictional form. With its ingenious handling of time, characterization, plot, perspective, voice, theme, and all the other essential elements of storytelling, Hamilton offers writers every ingredient for a master class in creating fiction. This __-week class will explore the inner fictional workings of the sensational genre-bending musical. Through inspiring listening exercises, writing prompts, analysis, discussion, and related readings, participants will use Hamilton to unlock their understanding of how fiction functions and what makes a good story great.

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.

If you need to cancel your registration for a writing or storytelling class, the following refund schedule applies:

• 3 days or more before a class, refunds will be issued, less a $35 processing fee.
• 3 days or more before class starts, if you prefer to convert your registration to a credit for an upcoming class, you can receive a tuition credit for an upcoming class for the full amount of your tuition, good for one year.
• 48 hours or less before a class begins, no refund or tuition credit is available.

If Literary Arts has to cancel a class, you will receive a full refund.