October 10th-December 5th (no class 11/21)
Works In Progress
This is a class for writers at all stages of the fiction writing journey, whether you’re burning rubber, puttering along, running out of gas, stalled by the roadside, or hopelessly lost.
This workshop-oriented class will provide writers with critique and encouragement in an open, constructive environment. Together we will read and dissect the work of contemporary greats and derive lessons to apply to our own fiction; we will explore writing exercises to stimulate ideas and generate surprises; and we will devote our attention to the developing work of our peers to help each other move toward The End. Each student will receive specific edits and suggestions from the instructor, tailored to their experience and progress. Our emphasis will be on craft—structure, form, the way good writing sounds—and on the process, itself: how we continue momentum, generate energy when we’re stuck, and begin new work when the merciless blank page is staring us down.
Short story and novel writers are equally welcome; aspects of both forms will be covered.
Daniel Levine is the author of the novel Hyde, a New York Times Editor's Choice and one of Washington Post's 5 Best Thrillers of 2014. He studied English Literature and Creative Writing at Brown University and received his MFA in Fiction from the University of Florida. He has taught composition and creative writing at high schools and universities, including the University of Florida, Montclair State University, Metropolitan State College of Denver, and the University of Colorado. Originally from New Jersey, he now lives in Boulder, Colorado.