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June 2022

The End: How Do I Get Out of this Story at GrubStreet

June 11 @ 10:30 am - August 18 @ 1:30 pm
$130 – $150

  While openings are easy to discuss, endings are a bit more challenging, as they require that we be familiar with an entire story. That said, a great ending is where a story can either fizzle or indelibly emblazon itself in our consciousness for the rest of our lives. In this two-part class, we'll examine the endings of stories by writers such as Tobias Wolff, Edward P. Jones, Rebecca Makkai, Erin Somers, Chad M. Anderson, and Ye Chun, as well…

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July 2022

Cinefiction: Improving Your Stories Through Film

July 20 @ 6:00 pm - October 22 @ 9:00 pm
$355 – $370

We've all familiar with the concept of adaptation, and the phrase, "The book was better than the film" has become something of a cliche. But for those of us who are avid viewers of movies and TV shows and also writers, one might wonder what we can learn from directors, screenwriters, cinematographer, and even actors. In this class, we'll go over some basic terms from film technique and theory, and then apply these to the craft of fiction. From characters…

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