The Art of Narrative: A Weekly Craft Workshop, with Jacqueline Sheehan

With the New Year, let’s take a fresh look at your writing. Are there places that feel stale or flat-footed? Is there something you need to discover about a character? Do you long to try something new? Whether you are writing a novel or memoir, short stories or essays, great story-telling requires both a working knowledge of craft and permission to experiment and play… In this 8-week workshop, writers have the chance to generate fresh work while honing individual craft skills. Each week, we will pinpoint a new craft area to enhance your work–voice, pacing, character motivation, world-building, and more. We’ll experiment with these skills in one long writing, or two shorter writings, followed by sharing and supportive feedback. This workshop is ideal for both writers who need to generate new work and those who wish to break through a rut or strengthen a current project through a deeper knowledge of craft. Appropriate for all levels and all writers of narrative—both fiction and nonfiction!  In-person/Hybrid.

Thursdays, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.; 8-week course begins January 18th ($325)

Jacqueline Sheehan, PhD is the New York Times bestselling author of The Comet’s Tale, Lost & Found, Now & Then, Picture This, The Center of the World, and The Tiger in the House. She writes NPR commentaries, travel articles, and essays including the New York Times column, “Modern Love.” She edited the anthology, Women Writing in Prison. Jacqueline teaches workshops at Grub Street in Boston and around the world. Find out more at