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Elements of Fiction – Online class (only 3 spots left!)

October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 23, 2021

Instructor: Sharon Harrigan
$189 Members | $210 Nonmembers
Tuesdays, 10/5/21 – 11/23/21 | 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

For the first part of each class, we will analyze a short story that is emblematic of a particular writing technique. The stories will be an eclectic assortment of literary fiction, with a focus on contemporary writers. For the second part of class, we will do in-class writing exercises to practice using what we just learned in our own writing. All levels are welcome. We will meet once a week for 2 ½ hours, with a 15-minute break in the middle.

Sharon Harrigan is the author of the debut novel Half, which was published in summer 2020, and the memoir Playing with Dynamite, published in 2017. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific University and has published more than 50 personal essays, short stories, and reviews in such venues as Virginia Quarterly Review, New York Times (Modern Love), and Narrative. A starred Booklist review called Half “suspenseful, lyrical, and consuming,” and Publishers’ Weekly called the novel “riveting and inventive.”

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October 5
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sharon Harrigan


508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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