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Evening Fiction Workshop

May 31, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 5, 2016

Kristie SmeltzerInstructor: Kristie Smeltzer
Cost: $150.00 Members | $165.00 Non-Members
6 Tuesdays, May 31 -July 05, 2016 | 6:30 PM-9:00 PM

Limited to 11 students.

In this workshop, we’re going to read and write a-go-go. We’ll look at examples of successful fiction from writers’ works similar to what you’re doing, and we will write, rewrite, and constructively critique to our hearts’ content. This workshop will also have a special focus on writing action. A story needs a plot, and often that plot requires some breed of action. We will discuss various aspects of the craft—setting, character development, dialogue, description—and how to successfully handle those components when writing action scenes. Whether you’re looking to get feedback and rework something particularly action-y or not, this fiction workshop will help you hone your skills and propel you forward on new or existing projects.

Kristie Smeltzer’s writing has appeared in So to Speak, The Florida Review, Eclectica Magazine, and the Apeiron Review. Her story, “Bridges,” was a runner-up Phoebe: A Journal of Literature and Art’s 2006 Fiction Contest. Her story, “The Fine Art of Goldfish,” received an honorable mention in the WrtierHouse/C-ville Weekly 2015 Fiction Contest and appears in Apeiron Review’s Issue 10. Kristie is currently working on a novel. She earned her MFA at the University of Central Florida.

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May 31, 2016
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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