Fiction Manuscript (Master Class - PM) - Antonya Nelson
This workshop is for people who have completed either a collection of stories, a book of linked stories, or a novel, and who wish to have a deep and intensive conversation with a small group. We will discuss strategies for revision and for seeing the Big Picture as well as the small parts that make up the big picture of your book. In addition, participants will read three published books (one in each of the genres mentioned above) in order to have a few shared texts to discuss during the workshop week. The workshop will offer insight and advice for the next, better, draft.
Antonya Nelson is the author of four novels, including Bound (Bloomsbury, 2010) and six short story collections, including Nothing Right (Bloomsbury, 2009). Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Harper’s, Redbook and many other magazines, as well as in anthologies such as Prize Stories: the O. Henry Awards and Best American Short Stories. She is the recipient of a USA Artists Award in 2009, the 2003 Rea Award for Short Fiction, as well as NEA and Guggenheim Fellowships, and teaches in the Warren Wilson MFA Program, as well as in the University of Houston’s Creative Writing Program. She lives in Telluride, Colorado, Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Houston, Texas.