Building Narratives Workshop

Workshop Format:   Building Narratives, a series of workshops hosted by the Maine Women Writers Collection, addresses the key elements writers use to build an effective story.

The first two classes focus on critique skills and evaluating narratives. Each week thereafter, through short, in-class exercises as well as reading assignments​, participants examine and discuss one element of fiction to gain a deeper understanding of narrative components, and to sharpen their skills as writers. 

Topics include point of view, plot, narrative voice, flashbacks, and dialogue. This course is ideal for beginning writers but also offers a refresher for those more advanced.   

Building Narratives is facilitated by artist and author Mihku Paul, who holds an MFA in creative writing and a B.A. in Communication and Human Development. Her poetry chapbook 20th Century PowWow Playland was published by Bowman Books in Greenfield, New York, in 2012.​


Enrollment is $200 for the eight-week
series. Limited to 8 participants.

Building Narratives Registration Form:


For more information, contact:

Mihku Paul
Maine Women Writers Collection
University of New England
Portland Campus
716 Stevens Avenue
Portland, ME 04103