Saturday May 30 & Sunday May 31
(9:00 - 12:00/ 1:00 - 4:00)
Course Description: Hour by hour and over two intense days, students will be introduced to the basic techniques of novel and short-story writing, first looking closely at short examples by famous authors renowned for that particular technique, discussing how they do it and why it’s so amazing, and then trying their own hand at something similar - Zadie Smith for dialogue, Hemingway for stark realism, Virginia Woolfe for internal monologue, Donna Tartt for novelistic craftsmanship etc. etc.
By the end of two days you will leave a more enlightened and appreciative reader and hopefully too, an inspired fledgling writer aware of the challenges ahead.
Instructor: Dr Gretel Furner. Oxford University. PhD on the modern novel, University of the Saarland, Germany. Assoc. Professor of German, George Washington University. Instructor, the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Since 2003 instructor at WICE in French Literature and History, the Migrant Soul series and Creative Writing.