Fiction Workshop with Rebecca Rukeyser

  • Course Tutor: Rebecca Rukeyser
  • When: Monday evenings, 19:00-21:00
  • Start date: 23 Mar 2020
  • Where: The Word (Willmanndamm 4)
  • Number of Sessions: 7
  • Maximum Participants: 14
  • Cost:  €150 (plus 19% MwSt)

The aim of this course is to build and hone your fiction, whatever form or genre you’re working within.

We’ll address the craft elements that build excellent fiction, from character, voice and tone to plot and structure. We’ll write to prompts and discuss fiction writing methodology. And the brunt of the class will be devoted to workshop: through reading each other’s work with keen editorial eyes, we learn to better understand our own writing.

This class is open to all writers. But because of the nature of the course, it’s best to enroll when you have 1,000-5,000 words of fiction—whether that’s multiple pieces of flash fiction, a chapter of a novel, a short story, half a novella, or similar—ready to workshop.

Rebecca Rukeyser is the recipient of a 2018 Grant for Non-German Literature, awarded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. She holds an MFA (Fiction) from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has taught creative writing at the University of Iowa and Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf. She’s a member of the guest faculty at Bard College Berlin, where she teaches fiction writing. Her stories have appeared in such publications as ZYZZYVA, The Massachusetts Review, and Best American NonRequired Reading. Her debut novel is forthcoming from Granta Books.