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WF142 Raising The Stakes - An Advanced Prose Workshop

  • 14 Feb 2012
  • 3:00 PM
  • 10 Apr 2012
  • 5:00 PM
  • Maison Paroissiale, (Room 15), 13 place Etienne Pernet, 75015 Paris; Métro: Félix Faure; Bus: 70 or 88.
  • 7


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Tuesdays February 14; March 6 (Room 15)
Thursday March 8 (Room 16)
Tuesdays March 13, 20, 27; April 3, 10 (Room 15)

Creative WritingCourse Description: In many stories, the what-will-happen is the carrot that leads the reader. But not all stories are best told from this perspective. Other stories keep the why-something-happened, or the how-it-happened, for the end. In this workshop, you will learn various ways to increase the stakes of a story so as to keep the reader engaged; to choose the 'what', the 'how', or the 'why'. There will be no writing exercises, no assignments, no proposed subjects; consequently, it is NOT recommended for beginners or the otherwise shy. Instead, bring your works in progress in Fiction and Non-Fiction and receive concrete and savvy feedback.

Instructor: Bob Levy has been writing short fiction and literary memoirs for 22 years. His work has appeared in countless journals, as well as the Chicago Tribune and San Francisco Bay Guardian. He has received awards including the Paris Short Story Competition (2011), Langston Hughes Award (2003), a Chicago Tribune Nelson Algren Award (2001), and a Pushcart Prize nomination.

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