I've been teaching short fiction online since 2009 at WOW-WomenOnWriting.
Hundreds of participants from all over the world from Passaic to Sydney to Toronto and Cleveland have signed up. It's been thrilling to meet writers from around the globe.
Next Online Writing Class offered through WOW-WomenonWriting
AUTOFICTION WORKSHOP: Exploring Hybrid Writing
START DATE: Sunday, August 9, 2020
END DATE: Sunday, September 13, 2020
DURATION: 6 weeks
LOCATION: Zoom and email for assignments
FEEDBACK: Instructor feedback and critique
COURSE DESCRIPTION: What is autofiction? It’s not memoir, fiction or personal essay, but might have elements of all three. Auto-fiction is a genre for writers who want to write about their experiences and personal insights without being held back by the “facts.” Autofiction allows writers to pen personal experience without the constraints of traditional autobiography. In this course, we will explore some of the techniques of writers who have reconstructed events from their own lives using methods borrowed from other genres to create new forms. There will be weekly readings that we will use to discuss different elements of craft in terms of narrative, structure, genre, tone, narrator, character and theme. We will also have a weekly writing exercise based on the reading as well as group and instructor workshopping of participant work.
COST: $185, which includes one-on-one e-mail support and feedback from your instructor, weekly assignments and critiques. Skype & Skype chat if you choose that option.