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Generative Fiction Workshop (online class)

July 21, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Kristie Smeltzer

Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer
$150 Members | $165 Nonmembers
Thursdays, 6/9/22 – 7/28/22 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Are you ready to write this summer? Join this class that blends a traditional fiction workshop with themed generative writing days in which we’ll focus on a specific aspect of craft. Know what the best part is? Participants will have minimal work to do between class sessions other than focus on their own writing.

Every other week we’ll workshop participants’ short stories or novel chapters. Depending on class size, students will have 1-2 workshops.

For the generative weeks, the sessions will include reading and discussion of a published writing sample that illustrates effective use of a specific element of craft, such as character development/description, dialogue, setting, and tension. Afterwards, participants will get three specific tips for that week’s craft element before completing a writing activity intended to practice that specific element. Finally, students pair up to read each other’s work and discuss it.

Both students working on an existing project and those starting something new will be successful in this class.

Participants will leave class with new material and greater insight into craft elements that will improve their writing going forward. Is your writing body ready for summer?

Kristie Smeltzer’s work has appeared in The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, Apeiron Review, Eclectica Magazine, The Florida Review, and So to Speak. She’s been teaching at WriterHouse for six years and is also the program manager, starting in 2022. She earned her MFA at the University of Central Florida. Kristie is currently working on three novels. See more at KristieSmeltzer.com.

This class has already begun. Prior to the second week, you may still register by emailing programs@writerhouse.org.


July 21, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Kristie Smeltzer