Fiction Workshop for Serious Writers (Intermediate & Advanced - Weeklong) - Robert Boswell
In Session One, I’ll present an MFA-Level class in the fundamentals of narrative. We’ll analyze a published story and discuss every aspect of craft we can cram into the allotted hours. In the workshops that follow, we will discuss one manuscript by each conferee, examining the craft, discussing the content, and making suggestions for the next draft. Conferees may submit an original short story or a novel chapter (maximum 4500 words).
Robert Boswell is the author of Tumbledown, The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards, Century’s Son, American Owned Love, Living to Be 100, Mystery Ride, The Geography of Desire, Dancing in the Movies, Crooked Hearts, and The Half-Known World. He has received two NEA Fellowships, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and numerous prizes for his fiction. His stories appear in Esquire, New Yorker, Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Stories, Pushcart Prize Stories, and in many literary magazines. He teaches at the University of Houston and in the Warren Wilson MFA Program.