Winter 2018: Elements of Story

Summerfield, Author Photo

Winter 2018: Elements of Story


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February 17 – March 24 (six sessions)
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Class meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington
Instructor: Zulema Renee Summerfield
for writers with some experience
Limited to 12 students

This workshop is ideal for writers with an early draft of a story, a story in progress that has stalled, or an idea for a story that hasn’t quite found its form. We’ll look at elements that often serve a supporting role to plot and character, such as setting, voice, tension, and lyric detail, and explore ways to weave these techniques into our own writing. In our final classes we’ll share our stories in a workshop setting, with special attention to the writing and/or revising process.

Zulema Renee Summerfield is a writer, educator, and creative coach. Her first novel, Every Other Weekend, will be published by Little, Brown in the spring of 2018. She is also the author of Everything Faces All Ways at Once, a book of flash fiction and dreams available from Fourteen Hills Press. Her short fiction has been published in a number of literary journals, including Guernica and The Threepenny Review.

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 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.