Advanced Weeklong Fiction Workshop: The Art of Seeing with Rachel Kushner

$1,180.00 Members
$1,330.00 Non-members

Tuition includes an orientation before class starts, five workshop sessions, a one-on-one meeting with the instructor, breakfast and coffee on workshop days, all lunchtime business panels, tickets to the opening and closing parties, a digital one-year subscription to The Sun magazine, and discounted rates at local hotels. 

“Will you be a reader, a student merely, or a seer?” American transcendentalist, writer, and abolitionist Henry David Thoreau asks an essential question for writers to address. Conventional wisdom tells us writers acquire skill through developing craft and voice, reading well and copiously, copying “masters," locating their own style, and gaining confident control and technique. This is all true. And yet, a critical aspect of originality also comes from something else: from how you, the writer, look at the world. We will read examples of selected texts, mostly fiction, but also some nonfiction and poetry, that strongly fulfill the quality of fine noticing. We might embark on field assignments of looking and listening, and participants will produce short works to be shared with the class, as well as complete brief assignments and class activities around short readings shared day by day.

Accepted participants will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Rachel during the week of class.

Instructor: Rachel Kushner Learn More


Jun 12, 2023 9:00am - 11:30amJun 13, 2023 9:00am - 11:30amJun 14, 2023 9:00am - 11:30amJun 15, 2023 9:00am - 11:30amJun 16, 2023 9:00am - 11:30am