Structure and Movement: A Fiction Workshop

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Paul Yoon
Week 1: June 9 to June 14
ORIENTATION: June 9, 6:00-7:30 PM
WORKSHOP: June 10-14, 9am-12pm
Discipline: Fiction
Open to All

On-site Housing Not Available
Workshop Description 

Fiction writing is architectural. Among other things, we'll focus on how best to assemble your workshop piece; how to lift and develop the narrative at the right times and to perhaps pull back and give it more breath and space at other times. Although this workshop is devoted mostly to honing your own work, we will also discuss, and study, a published short story at the start of each class--which I will assign the day before. We will then workshop two stories each day. This workshop is open to everyone and all are welcome.

Please email a piece of writing that you would like us to workshop – a short story or novel excerpt: 5 pages min/20 pages max, double-spaced, 12-point font – to Dawn Walsh at by May 31.



Paul Yoon is the author of Once the Shore, which was a New York Times Notable Book, and Snow Hunters, which won the Young Lions Fiction Award. His most recent book, The Mountain, was, among others, a National Public Radio Best Book of the Year. He lives in Cambridge, MA, with his wife, the writer Laura van den Berg, and their dog, Oscar.