Four-Day Intensive Workshop
for Short Story Writers, Novelists,
and Authors of Creative Nonfiction
The class will meet every day for four days, with a morning workshop and an afternoon seminar focused on craft. For the seminar, there will be reading assignments and study of works by well-known writers. Each participant will have one manuscript workshopped in class and a second manuscript reviewed for an individual conference with Tom. We will study storytelling and the formal elements of fiction, including voice, point of view, characterization, imagery, plot, and theme. Attention will also be given to scene building, sentence making, and the dramatic movement of descriptive writing.
Enrollment is limited. Acceptance into the class will be based on evaluation of a submitted manuscript. Classes tend to fill prior to the application deadline, so early application is advised.
in San Francisco
Nov. 2—5, 2017
The class has filled. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, in case of an opening, please send a note to the email address below.
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WRITERS EDITED AND PUBLISHED BY TOM JENKS INCLUDE:
T. Coraghessen Boyle
Robert Olen Butler
E. L. Doctorow
Min Jin Lee
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Joyce Carol Oates
Jayne Anne Phillips
Kirstin Valdez Quade
Benjamin Alire Sáenz
John Edgar Wideman