Fiction and Poetry
- Courses for all levels
- Focuses on Genre and/or Form
- Offered In-Person and Online
Whether your goal is to write your first short story or to become a published author, these courses help you to take the essential next steps in your writing career. Short story and novel writing courses explore story structure, character development, plot, and dialogue, while poetry courses allow you to experiment with cadence, rhyme, and metaphor.
If you want to write but are unsure of where to begin, learn the basic craft elements of memoir and fiction writing in this workshop.
Boost your creativity with an evening of cutting-edge exercises, and identify your next steps as a writer.
Delve deeper into the traditions and possibilities of creating short fiction in this writing workshop and leave with three completed short stories.
Learn how character development can help you to craft compelling plots and engaging narratives in your writing.
Study authors who thrive upon constraints, and then write your own short stories using the forms and strategies encountered in our readings.
Dive into the creative writing process and learn the craft that will lead to a polished short story.
Learn submission techniques and the standard practices of most literary agents in order to find publishing success.
Read and discuss seminal works of writing about New York City, and then write your own stories, poems, or narrative nonfiction in response.
A published novelist discusses structure and then looks closely at up to 50 pages of your own manuscript.
If you have written at least 100 pages of a novel or memoir, focus on moving it forward with a group of writers in the same situation.
Explore diverse possibilities for creativity in poetry by experimenting with language, form, and theme.
As an aspiring or beginning poet, explore a variety of poetic forms and devices and share your original verse in a supportive workshop environment.
Read and discuss short stories that utilize perennial themes, and then try your hand at writing your own.
Explore the overlap between art and fiction in an intensive writing workshop during which art serves as inspiration for your writing.
Explore the genre of the “new weird,” and then try your hand at writing a new weird short story of your own.
Draft chapters for critique in each class and receive guidance that enables you to write and publish your own young adult novel.