Description of Class
Bess Winter’s award-winning writing has been called “intimate and tender and uncomfortable and strange” by Roxane Gay. Her stories are forthcoming or have been published in Ecotone, Alaska Quarterly Review, American Short Fiction, and elsewhere, and have been awarded a Pushcart Prize and the Wigleaf Top 50. Join her for this intimate and unique single-session class on June 6, where you’ll explore objects that fascinate you.
What do the writers Lydia Davis, A.S. Byatt, Edna O’Brien, Steven Millhauser, and Don DeLillo have in common? They all have written fiction that centers around an object. In this fun single-session class, you will focus on discovering, researching, and writing the object. How do you write compelling fiction about something inanimate, imbuing it with emotional and historical resonance? In this session, we look at several examples and try our hand at writing our own object-centered work. Be prepared to bring your fascination—and an object that fascinates you—to the classroom!
Covered in this session:
- Reading work that is centered around an object;
- Structuring a story around a single object;
- The use of objects to create a sense of place; and
- Following your fascinations into the archives, museums, galleries, and the city beyond.
Bring your own object! Time will be set aside for exercises. You’ll come away with object-centered starting points for your next short story or flash piece.Top