Exciting Stories: Fiction Workshop

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This workshop focuses on good story telling by creating memorable inciting events, ground situations, and complex characters. This is a writing workshop, with peer review and direct instruction to help participants build stories that can change the way a reader views the world. Required text: The Best American Short Stories 2019, edited by Anthony Doerr. Note: No meeting April 7.

About Hildie Block

Hildie Block has been a writing instructor for 20 years at places like American University and GW, and The Writer's Center. She's published many essays and articles as well as over 50 short stories. In the past year, her work has appeared in 0-Dark-Thirty, Gargoyle, and Redux, as well as in anthologies by Queer Sci Fi and Literary Taxidermy. Her book, Not What I Expected, debuted back in 2007. More about her at: www.hildieblockworkshop.com.

Teaching Style: Hildie believes if you feel called to page, then you are a writer. She helps you get those amazing stories out of your head and into the world through writing prompts, outside readings, direct instruction, and the workshop/peer review model.


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