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Daytime Fiction: Reality-Based Fiction Writing (Ongoing Spring Term Class)
May 31, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating until May 17, 2019
One event on May 24, 2019 at 9:30 am
One event on May 31, 2019 at 9:30 am
Instructor: Seth Clabough
$189 Members | $210 Nonmembers
Fridays, 3/29/19 – 5/17/19 | 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
What do established writers say about the importance, practice, challenges, and limits of rooting fiction in actual experiences? In this class, we’ll discuss and consider examples and applications by writers such as Kurt Vonnegut, Raymond Carver, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Participants will also have the opportunity to utilize this approach to reconsider their current projects and to develop and workshop their own material. This class is open to writers at all skill levels but may be especially helpful to newer writers learning how to find material and content for their writing.
Seth Clabough is the author of All Things Await, which was nominated for the 2017 Library of Virginia Literary Award for Fiction. His work appears in such outlets as Smokelong Quarterly, Barely South, Magma Poetry, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Blackbird, Litro Magazine, New Writing, Women’s Studies, The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education, The Atlantic (rpt), alongside Pulitzer Prize-winner Anthony Doerr in Hearing Voices, and in numerous other journals and magazines.
Ploughshares Blog selected his work for their national “Best Short Story of the Week” column; other work has been editor-nominated for Best of the Net, the Luminaire Award for Best Prose, storySouth’s Million Writer Award, and the Best Small Fictions Prize. He has a PhD in English from Aberystwyth University where he won the LBA Fiction Prize. He is the Executive Director of the Higgins Academic Center and teaches in the English Department at Randolph-Macon College. Find him at sethclabough.com.