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WS111 Writing : Give the Reader What He/She Wants (PART I)

  • 11 Sep 2012
  • 10:00 AM
  • 20 Sep 2012
  • 12:00 PM
  • Maison Paroissiale (Room 19), 13 place Etienne Pernet, 75015 Paris; Métro: Félix Faure; Bus: 70 or 88.
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Tuesdays & Fridays September 11, 14, 18, 21 

Course Description: How to insure that your reader continues to turn your pages?  The answer.  Give your reader (and yes, this includes potential publishers) what he or she wants.  When he or she wants it.  In this workshop we will discuss what is at stake for your reader, and how to maintain it.  Yes, plot.  Yes, character.  But also the role of voice and point-of-view.  Clarity versus creativity.  Dialogue.  Your stories' middle (mid-life) crises ...  This workshop is designed for writers with works already in progress; both fiction and non-fiction.  No in-class exercises, no assignments.  Each week members will distribute their work and receive concrete feedback.

Instructor: Bob Levy has been writing short fiction and literary memoirs for 22 years. His work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune and San Francisco Bay GuardianHe 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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