In addition to workshopping fiction in this eight-session class (students will write two stories, or one story plus a revision), we will read published stories that focus on different elements of craft: showing versus telling, point of view, characterization, dialogue, and narrative. When we discuss the class’s creative output, we will strive to isolate these elements as much as possible, homing in on problematic areas. In addition, we will discuss questions concerning publishing. Novel excerpts are permitted. This course is open to writers with all experience levels.
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Teddy Wayne is the author of the novels Loner (forthcoming in September from Simon & Schuster), The Love Song of Jonny Valentine (Simon & Schuster), and Kapitoil (Harper Perennial). A regular contributor to the New York Times, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and McSweeney’s, he is the winner of a Whiting Writers' Award and an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship as well as a finalist for the Young Lions Fiction Award, PEN/Bingham Prize, and Dayton Literary Peace Prize. He has taught at Columbia University, Washington University in St. Louis, and the Yale Writers' Conference, and he lives in New York.