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Fiction Writer’s Workshop

January 9, 2020 @ EST 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 13, 2020


Member price:$225

Instructor: Brian Wood

Writing is both an art and a craft. Sometimes writing can be spiritual, healing, an exuberance of creativity. The editing and crafting of words typically can feel just like work. But it’s the work that provides rewards. Through careful examination of participants’ writing, this workshop will help you hone your craft and ready your writing for publication. You can look forward to engaging class discussions on the craft of fiction and how to strengthen your writing through close reading and self-editing. The majority of class time will center on the critique and analysis of student work; accordingly, every participant is expected to share a piece of their writing (up to 12 double-spaced pages) for the class to read and edit. The last class will allow each student the opportunity to share their work with a public audience.

Recommended Bibliography:

  • The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
  • Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
  • On Writing Well by William Zinsser
  • The Art of Fiction by John Gardner

Brian Wood is the author of Joytime Killbox, a collection of stories published by BOA Editions. He has served as the Managing Editor of Reed Magazineand the Fiction Editor for POST. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from San Jose State University, and his work earned him a Ludwig Scholarship for Excellence in Creative Writing, as well as the James Phelan Award for Short Fiction and Familiar Essays. He lives in Rochester, NY, where he is the co-host of the Two Month Reviewpodcast produced by Open Letter Press. He can be found on Twitter at @BrianWood_.


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January 9, 2020
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Writers & Books
740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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(585) 473-2590


Brian Wood
If you would like to make a request for any accommodation, please email us at accommodation@wab.org at least 10 days prior to the event or workshop.

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