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Reading for Craft (online class)

March 31 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 5, 2022

Instructor: Jody Hobbs Hesler
$120 Members | $132 Nonmembers
Thursdays, 3/31/22 – 5/5/22 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (Eastern Time)

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.

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March 31
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Jody Hobbs Hesler