2013 Workshop Description
SHORT FICTION & NON-FICTION
Instructor: Carolyn Cooke
The Structure of Stories: From the Brazen Truth to the Vividly Imagined
Whether we're writing personal essays, memoirs, fiction or experimental prose, how does the unit of the sentence or the structure of a story convey information, experience and atmosphere?
Through close reading of participants’ work and brief, wildly diverse examples from contemporary literature, we’ll explore how form, style, voice, tone, character, action, tension, momentum, point of view, compelling detail, and other artistic decisions can enlarge our consciousness as writers and readers.