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|Posted on September 13, 2010 at 8:29 PM|
I’ll be teaching two classes at Langara College this fall—Getting Started with Fiction Writing beginning in October and Flash Fiction & Prose Poetry in November.
Course summaries are below, but for more information, check out the Langara Continuing Studies website
Fiction Writing- Getting Started (CREA1014)
Explore how everyday events can be transformed into gripping fiction. Through a range of exercises you will learn how to turn ideas into full-blown stories. Topics include writing from life, developing characters, exploring different points of view, creating dialogue, and plot lines. Students will complete a series of short scenes or a story draft.
8 eve - We Oct 13, 2010 - 1900-2130
Flash Fiction and the Prose Poem (CREA1009)
Explore your voice in this genre-bending course open to all writers! The popular short-short story, also known as "flash fiction", condenses narrative to its very essence in only one to four pages. Prose poems are even shorter, and equally addictive, often surreal or subversive, and they make unexpected leaps. In this class, we consider each genre separately and discuss the ways in which they overlap. We write our own prose poems, short-short stories and learn techniques such as dialogue, plot, imagery and lyricism. The ultimate goal is to enter a piece of flash fiction or a prose poem in a national contest.
Note: No class November 11th.
4 eve - Th Nov 04, 2010 - 1830-2130