Daytime Combo: Fiction and Creative Nonfiction (In-person class)
January 19, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 9, 2022
Instructor: Christina Ward-Niven
$189 Members | $210 Nonmembers
Wednesdays, 1/19/22 – 3/9/22 | 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Before signing up for this in-person class, please read the following statement about requirements to enroll:
All students must be fully vaccinated, provide WriterHouse staff with proof of vaccination, be willing to wear a mask at all times during class, and be prepared to transition to a virtual platform in the event of significant Covid-19 upticks or inclement weather. No refunds will be issued if it is necessary to transition to an online format.
In this workshop, we will read one story or essay by a published author each week and discuss what makes it tick. How exactly does the piece work (or not)? We’ll dig into a wide range of craft topics, as they come up—point of view, characterization, pacing, clarity, mystery, and more (all of which are applicable to both fiction and creative nonfiction). Next, we’ll turn the same lens to our own work, reading and responding to two participants’ pieces per week. Short stories, essays, and/or memoir are welcome. Links to online reading assignments will be provided weekly by the instructor, via email.
Christina Ward-Niven holds an MFA in Fiction from Warren Wilson College’s Program for Writers. She also earned a BA in English from The College of William and Mary and an MS in Journalism from Boston University. She worked as a nonfiction writer and editor for several organizations in Washington, D.C., before moving to Charlottesville and shifting her focus to fiction. Her recent work has appeared in Antioch Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Fiction Writers Review, CRAFT Literary, and elsewhere.