2017 Summer Program Workshop List

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Gregory Jackson

Elements of Style: A Fiction Workshop

June 10 to June 15
1-4pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
While we are generally taught to think about the large-scale properties of stories—character, scene, description, plot—the most fundamental aspect of fiction, style, often gets short shrift. How do we decide how we want to tell our story and what...More
Joel Janowitz

Watercolor: Painting Light

June 10 to June 15
9AM-Noon
Tuition: $600
Open to All
Explore a range of strategies for painting with watercolor. Exercises will include mixing and layering washes, using a full value scale from light and dark, adjusting color, and working wet-in-wet. Students will also be encouraged to playfully...More
Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Such a Character! Writing Family

June 10 to June 15
1-4pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
Who, reading Mary Karr’s memoirs, could fail to imagine her knife-wielding, smart-talking Texan mother? Who, reading Patricia Lockwood, can forget her father, the Rush Limbaugh-quoting, Arby’s-snarfing, farting priest? When we write memoir or...More
Rowan Ricardo Phillips

The End: A Poetry Workshop

June 10 to June 15
9AM-Noon
Tuition: $600
Open to All
What is the end of a poem? What is its function? What makes one ending stronger than another? What do you do with a line you think "would make a good ending of a poem" that you have yet to write or perhaps even to conceive of? How does the end of a...More
Alan Shapiro

Writing Under the Influence: Creative Imitation

June 10 to June 15
9am-1pm
Tuition: $725
Open to All
This will be a generative class. We’ll read four poets on Monday, and then each day thereafter students will bring to class a poem, in imitation. By the end of the week, I promise you you’ll have four of the best poems you’ve ever written and a set...More
David Shields

In Praise of Brevity: A Multi-Genre Workshop

June 10 to June 15
1-4pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
In the best short-shorts the writer seems to have miraculously figured out a way to stage, in a very compressed space, his or her own metaphysic: Life feels like this. Or at least: Some aspect of life feels like this. In this workshop, we will work...More