Advanced Weeklong Fiction Workshop: A Nontraditional Workshop with Robin Black

$925.00 Members
$985.00 Non-members

In this workshop, instead of discussing participants’ stories individually, each session will be structured around particular points of craft. In the context of exploring these points, we'll examine their implications for each story or novel passage. Our points of focus will likely include beginnings and endings; choices of point of view and tense; creating and effectively using secondary characters; reading your own work for revision; etc. The final list of topics will ultimately be determined by the submissions themselves. This workshop’s subject-matter-based approach has the benefit of putting the emphasis on lessons that reach beyond an individual work, while removing the ego and the vulnerability of traditional workshops. The whole question of whether the group likes or doesn't like any given piece will be off the table. The goal is less to find a game plan for improving individual pieces—though that will almost certainly be a side benefit—than to deepen every participant’s understanding of a variety of craft issues. This workshop is recommended for both short fiction writers and novelists. Creative nonfiction writers are also welcome to apply. Accepted participants will submit up to 25 pages by noon (MST) on May 11 and will have the opportunity to schedule a meeting with Black during the week of class.

Applications for Lit Fest advanced workshops close on March 14 and can be found here. Learn more about Lit Fest Advanced Workshops here. Accepted writers will be given the password to register for the workshop in late March.

Instructor: Robin Black Learn More


Jun 08, 2020 9:00am - 11:30amJun 09, 2020 9:00am - 11:30amJun 10, 2020 9:00am - 11:30amJun 11, 2020 9:00am - 11:30amJun 12, 2020 9:00am - 11:30am