The Art of Narrative: A Weekly Workshop, with Sarah Earle

Whether you’re writing a novel or memoir, short stories or essays, it’s important to develop a deep understanding of the components of narrative craft.  Setting, character, plot, narrative voice, subtext, dialogue – these are the tools that will allow you to build compelling, artful stories.  In this 8-week weekly workshop, we’ll start each class with a brief craft discussion, then have time to practice that element with generative writing prompts.  We’ll finish each class with a short discussion of student work: each writer will have the opportunity to submit approximately 10-15 pages of writing once per session and receive in-class feedback and professional written comments from the instructor.  Participants will read each other’s work and prepare constructive feedback for use during the workshopping portion of the class.  If you’re in need of regular deadlines, thoughtful feedback, a working knowledge of craft and time to generate work, this is the workshop for you!  

This workshop will be held online. 

Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.; eight-week session begins December 2. ($425) This workshop will not meet on December 23 or 30. 

For seven years, Sarah Earle was a lecturer in first-year composition and English as a second language at the University of New Hampshire.  She has also taught creative nonfiction at St. Paul’s Academic Summer Program in Concord, NH, and worked as an editor of Outlook Springs Literary Magazine. She holds her MFA in nonfiction writing from UNH; you can read her essays in Bayou Magazine and The Cobalt Review, and her fiction in The Rumpus and The Carolina Quarterly.
Sarah Earle