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May 2020

Wednesday, May 6 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

After, Before, and Outside an MFA with R.O. Kwon

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 6 – 9 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This is a crash course on how to find time, money, and space to write after, before, and outside an MFA. How to find residencies and fellowships, and what are best practices for applying? How helpful are writing conferences? Where can you participate in literary communities? What’s a key part of a magazine pitch? Please come to class with ideas about short pieces you’d like to pitch to publications.…

Wednesday, May 6 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Poetry: The Conscious/Subconscious with Richard Blanco

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 6 – 9 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. A poem is a conscious expression born out of the subconscious mind. Through interactive lectures and exercises, we will explore those techniques that we consciously employ in poetry, namely: the using specific, concrete imagery; the dynamics of line breaks; how to harness to power of figurative language; and the linguistics underlying musicality. Likewise, we will explore the equally important subconscious territory of memory,…

Wednesday, May 6 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Art and Craft of Memoir with Boris Fishman

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 6 – 9 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. During our time together, we will read excerpts of exemplary memoirs (and peek at a couple of craft manuals); take them apart to figure out how they became so exemplary (and to remind ourselves that their authors were once staring at a blank page, too); do some craft exercises to practice those concepts; and then deploy them in short pieces of memoiristic writing that we will workshop as a group.…

Wednesday, May 6 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Subverting Timelines with Bryan Washington

3-Day Workshop Wednesday – Friday, May 6 – 8 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. We’ll work through intersecting structures, parallel timelines, elliptical narratives, and stories that forego chronology altogether as we parse the limits of structure, and the ways our forms dictate the content we turn to. Bryan Washington has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, the BBC, …

Wednesday, May 6 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Teenage Rebels: How To Write Young Adult Fiction with Lilliam Rivera

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 6 – 9 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The Outsiders. Harry Potter. The Hate You Give. Walk in to any bookstore and you will find an exciting array of young adult fiction that covers every genre—from contemporary stories tackling social justice themes to science fiction bringing other worlds to life. If you’ve ever wanted to write a novel through the perspective of a young person, this is the workshop for you.…

Wednesday, May 6 @ 10:00 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Manuscript Consultations with Dana Murphy

Various times, as appointed (Wed., May 8 – Sat., May 9) | Consultations are limited to 30 people. Genres Accepted: Adult Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, and Adult Narrative Non-Fiction (No prescriptive, art, cookbooks etc.) Manuscripts must be a max of 10 double-spaced pages plus query letter, formatted as follows: Must include a query letter. Formatting: Please submit your sample material double-spaced in Times New Roman 12-pt font, and include page numbers. Include your name and email in the header of each page.…

Wednesday, May 6 @ 12:30 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Wednesday Reader Bundle (lunch + craft talks)

12:30 p.m.: Literary luncheon with a reading by R.O. Kwon & Richard Blanco (lunch included) 2:30 p.m.: Craft talk series with Lilliam Rivera & Boris Fishman Continue your immersive experience by hearing nationally renowned authors explore various elements of the craft of creative writing. You are Here: Worldbuilding in Writing for Young People with Lilliam Rivera This craft talk will focus on techniques in worldbuilding in young adult fiction,…

Thursday, May 7 @ 12:30 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Thursday Reader Bundle (lunch + craft talks)

12:30 p.m.: Literary luncheon with a reading by Boris Fishman & Lilliam Rivera (lunch included) 2 p.m.: Craft talk series with Bryan Washington & R.O. Kwon Continue your immersive experience by hearing nationally renowned authors explore various elements of the craft of creative writing. Writing in Place with Bryan Washington We’ll talk about the role of setting as a character, source of conflict, voice, and foundation within short and extended works of fiction.…

Thursday, May 7 @ 6:30 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Taller: “La brevedad, técnica y misterio” con Ana María Shua

Jueves  7 y viernes 8 de mayo, 6:30 a 9:30 p.m. y Sábado 9 de mayo, 10 a.m. a 1 p.m. ¿Qué es un microrrelato? ¿Es una mariposa, un perfume, una brisa, un texto narrativo? Las fronteras de la nación del microrrelato y sus países limítrofes. El microrrelato ¿nace o se hace? ¿Se trata de resumir o de ser breves? Un género des-generado. El golpe de sentido. Los formatos extra literarios. Cómo aprovechar la fuerza del adversario para derribarlo… o los conocimientos del lector para completar el significado.…

Friday, May 8 @ 12:30 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Friday Reader Bundle (lunch + publishing seminar)

12:30 p.m.: Literary luncheon with a craft talk by Richard Blanco (lunch included) 1:30 p.m.: Publishing Seminar with Literary Agent Dana Murphy A refrain you’ll often hear when asking a question about the publishing process is “it depends.” Every book, every author, every agent, every publisher is wonderfully (and, yes, also frustratingly) unique. There is not a single right path to publishing a book, no traveling salesmen “six tricks to get an agent” to game the system,…

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