Description of Class
One night. One author. One focused study of the craft.
We’re pleased to welcome author Christopher Castellani to the studio for this single-session master class on taking risks in your writing. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to study with a master for an evening of close reading and in-depth discussion.
Can a story or poem be great — or even very good — if it doesn’t take some sort of calculated risk? And once it does take that risk — introduced a disruptive scene, image, turn, or shift in style — can the text be about anything else?
We will begin this class — which will be a mix of lecture, discussion, and perhaps a writing prompt — by defining different types of risk and then discuss how the authors of various texts (fiction & poetry) have managed and mitigated them. The goal is to help ourselves assess not only whether to take big chances in our work, but when and how.