This seven week course will offer an intense and exciting initiation into the world of fictional storytelling, and will serve as a workshop for you to experiment with, develop, and hone your own writing. Inspiration will come from a variety of sources: writing exercises, group discussions, and deep dives into all sorts of fictions—ancient and modern, realistic and fantastical. In addition to receiving detailed feedback on your own work, you’ll also gain experience critiquing and editing your fellow writers. Individual classes will be dedicated to important elements of craft, such as narrative technique, characterisation, point of view, dialogue and voice. Expect a fun, open, and supportive environment in which you’ll feel free to explore your literary interests, obsessions, and style. Writers of all levels of experience are welcome.
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Michael Jeffrey Lee’s first collection, Something in My Eye, received the Mary McCarthy Prize and was published by Sarabande. He has taught fiction at Tulane University, the University of Louisiana, and New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA). He was the recipient of the Yale Educator Award for his work at NOCCA. His stories have appeared in N+1, BOMB, The Southern Review, and The Rupture, among others. He is also the vocalist and lyricist for Budokan Boys, whose album, So Broken Up About You Dying, was released in 2020 by Ever/Never Records.