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Opportunity Spaces: Exploring the Flat Spots in Story

February 8, 2020 @ EST 10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Member Price: $65
Deadline to Register: January 31, 11:59 pm

Instructor: Robert Glick

In sentence, summary, and scene, works that are in process inevitably contain flat spots—unnecessary abstractions, unexplored character traits, buried thematics—that can undermine the power of the story. In this workshop, we will learn to recognize these flat spots as opportunity spaces, which, through expansion, give us room to breathe life into our stories and novels. 

Recommended Bibliography:

  • Bluets by Maggie Nelson
  • Coming Through Slaughter by Michael Ondaatje

Robert Glick is an associate professor of English at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he teaches creative writing, electronic literature, and the occasional course on zombies. His work has won competitions from The Normal School, Copper Nickel, Diagram, Summer Literary Seminars, and New Ohio Review; other stories have been published in the Masters Review, Denver Quarterly, and Gettysburg Review. His first collection, Two Californias, was published by C&R Press in 2019.


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February 8, 2020
10:00 am - 12:30 pm


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