SATURDAYS, JULY 20-27; AUGUST 3-17 | Do you have some pages you’ve taken as far as you can on your own and would like some feedback on? While this class started as a follow-up to Work in Progress Workshop, it is open to any writer with a prose work-in-progress (short story, personal essay, novel or memoir section, etc.) and hankering for solid, constructive feedback.
Please have 10-15 pages ready for workshop by the first class session. We will spend our time focused on the exchange and reading of student work. Each week, three to four students will have their pages read and commented on by the entire group. The page range for the submissions will be determined depending on the number of students and the projects themselves.
As a member of the class, you will be expected to submit your own work for feedback and to spend time both ahead of and during class giving thoughtful, constructive comments to others’ pages. Guidelines will be made clear at the first class meeting, and may vary on where each piece is in terms of completion. (In other words, the first 10 pages of a memoir will have different needs from those of a complete short story or essay.) While we may do occasional in-class exercises, this is not a generative class.
If you have any questions about if this is the class for you, please write to me directly at the email provided.
Lindsey Crittenden is the author of an award-winning short-fiction collection, The View From Below, and a memoir, The Water Will Hold You (“exquisitely written,” Publishers’ Weekly starred review). Her short stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Glimmer Train, Arroyo Literary Review, Best American Spiritual Writing, Pisgah Review, Quarterly West, and other publications. An Honored Instructor at U.C. Berkeley Extension, she has taught and helped develop creative-writing curriculum for nineteen years.
Number of sessions: 5
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Dates: Saturdays, July 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17
Course fee: $335