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Daytime Craft Intensive: Find Your Voice
April 9, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
One event on April 16, 2019 at 12:30 pm
One event on April 23, 2019 at 12:30 pm
One event on April 30, 2019 at 12:30 pm
Instructor: Jody Hesler
$94.50 Members | $105 Nonmembers
Tuesdays, 4/9/19 – 4/30/19 | 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM (FOUR-WEEK CLASS)
Open to fiction and nonfiction writers alike, this course is aimed toward work that’s giving you a runaround. You can’t bring yourself to scrap it, but you can’t quite place what’s driving it, either. Students will submit a ten-page sample from this troubling work ahead of time, and the course will shape itself both around workshopping these excerpts and around finding our voices in general. March 25 is the due date for students’ ten-page submissions. A core question we’ll address: Where is the beating heart? This is usually where the most resonance exists in a piece, and finding that should help writers’ voices come alive in revision.
About the Instructor: Jody Hobbs Hesler’s fiction, feature articles, essays, and book reviews appear or are forthcoming in Gargoyle, Raleigh Review, Streetlight Magazine, The Georgia Review, [PANK], South 85, Steel Toe Review, Valparaiso Fiction Review, Prime Number, Pearl, A Short Ride: Remembering Barry Hannah (VOX Press), Charlottesville Family Magazine, Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, several prize and themed anthologies, and other places. She holds an MFA in fiction from Lesley University. Learn more about her writing at jodyhobbshesler.com.