8-Week: Writing Crime Fiction (Zoom)

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$355.00 Non-members

There’s been a lot written about what a crime novel is and what it isn’t. For some, it’s as simple as a novel from the point of view of the criminal, for others, there's only the requirement that a crime be included. Dennis Lehane once famously defined it as “working-class tragedy,” where instead of falling from great heights, the protagonist falls from the curb. Others locate the definition thematically, with it being a genre characterized by cynicism, fatalism, and moral ambiguity. In each class we'll look at a selection from crime fiction, discuss it, and then generate our own work based on that discussion. We'll explore tone and theme, violence and action, motivation, dialogue, and the conflict-filled scenes that are the building blocks of crime fiction. We’ll do tons of in-class writing, take home assignments, and sharing our work to first-blush feedback, though we won’t be taking home pages and critiquing each other’s work.

Instructor: Benjamin Whitmer Learn More


Jan 19, 2022 6:30pm - 8:30pmJan 26, 2022 6:30pm - 8:30pmFeb 02, 2022 6:30pm - 8:30pmFeb 09, 2022 6:30pm - 8:30pmFeb 16, 2022 6:30pm - 8:30pmFeb 23, 2022 6:30pm - 8:30pmMar 02, 2022 6:30pm - 8:30pmMar 09, 2022 6:30pm - 8:30pm