In each session we explore a particular aspect of the creative writing craft, from setting to dialogue to point of view. Using excerpts from published materials, we examine how a number of authors have mastered that aspect of writing. A prompt is then offered (and choosing to follow it or not), we write for roughly an hour and then reconvene to read our work aloud and share positive feedback to identify where our work is strongest. At the end of each class, the facilitator summarizes the session and gives some general constructive criticism.
The goal of these workshops is to provide the time and space to work on the craft of writing, explore the stories we want to tell and find a supportive community in which to find our voices.
A Gathering of Writers is facilitated by David Kuchta. David holds a Ph.D. in European History and has taught creative writing classes in a number of programs. He is the author of The Three-Piece Suit and Modern Masculinity: England, 1550-1850, and is currently completing a work of historical fiction.
For more information, or to register, contact David Kuchta.