On Place: Writing Regional & Home Narrative in Fiction
Workshop attendees will spend time discussing the craft of place and regional writing in narrative fiction. Readings will be provided by the instructor with a focus on the craft of place writing. The course will be fifty-percent workshop focused and fifty-percent generative, with time in each class allotted for discussion of work completed the previous session.
Kristen Arnett is the New York Times best-selling author of the debut novel Mostly Dead Things (Tin House, 2019). She is a queer fiction and essay writer. She was awarded Ninth Letter’s Literary Award in Fiction and is a columnist for Literary Hub. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, North American Review, The Normal School, Gulf Coast, TriQuarterly, Guernica, Buzzfeed, Electric Literature, McSweeneys, PBS Newshour, Bennington Review, The Guardian, Salon, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Her story collection, Felt in the Jaw, was published by Split Lip Press and was awarded the 2017 Coll Book Award. She is a Spring 2020 Shearing Fellow at Black Mountain Institute. Her next two books, Samson: A Novel and With Foxes: Stories, will be published by Riverhead Books.