Winter 2018: Elements of Story

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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
Class Syllabus

This workshop is ideal for writers with an early draft of a story, an in-progress story that has stalled, or an idea for a story that hasn’t quite found its form. We’ll take in-depth looks at basic elements of craft, from plot and dialogue to setting and voice, exploring ways to weave these elements into our own work. Each week, we will share our stories in a supportive, creative workshop setting, with an eye towards exploratory revision and eventual publication.

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, and was recently named a selection for the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award. She is also the author of Everything Faces All Ways at Once, available from Fourteen Hills Press. Her short fiction has been published in a number of literary journals, including Guernica and The Threepenny Review. A MacDowell Colony fellow, she is currently at work on a collection of short stories.

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.