Maria Adelmann's fiction workshop begins June 14.
When did you first feel like a writer?
When I was in second grade — I wrote a story about a mouse that camped out inside of my school desk and used marshmallows for a bed.
What’s your philosophy about teaching a writing class?
My writing classes are less about figuring out what’s “right” or “wrong” with a story and more about figuring out what each story hopes to convey.
If you could meet any fictional character, who would it be and why?
Many of my favorite books are about such melancholy characters that I don’t think I’d ever want to hang out with them. Imagine going to a bar with Billy Pilgrim (Slaughterhouse-Five)?!! I’d rather have a night on the town with Randle Patrick McMurphy (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest).