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Reading for Craft: Fiction and Nonfiction (ongoing class)
June 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until July 15, 2021
Instructor: Jody Hobbs Hesler
$100 Members | $108 Nonmembers
Thursdays, 6/10/21 – 7/15/21 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
In this class we’ll read published short stories and essays that employ craft strategies in especially unique or effective ways. We’ll dig deep into each piece to see what makes it work, or what keeps it from working, for each of us. Stronger readers make stronger writers, so we will be able to apply what we learn from our reading to our own work. Discussions in class will range from craft issues that the pieces raise – dialogue, characterization, tension, voice, etc. – to ways these pieces might inspire or challenge us in relation to our own work.
Jody Hobbs Hesler’s fiction, feature articles, essays, and book reviews appear or are forthcoming in Arts & Letters, North American Review’s Open Space online, CRAFT, Grist, Pithead Chapel, Gargoyle, Raleigh Review, Streetlight Magazine, The Georgia Review, [PANK], Valparaiso Fiction Review, Prime Number, A Short Ride: Remembering Barry Hannah, Charlottesville Wine & Country Life, and other publications. She holds an MFA in fiction from Lesley University. Learn more about her writing at jodyhobbshesler.com
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS ONGOING CLASS.