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February 2019

Wednesday, February 20 @ 7:00 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Writing the World with Thomas Swick

Wednesdays, February 20 – March 13 (4 weeks) 7 – 9 p.m. | MDC Wolfson Campus, Downtown Miami During this course, students work on travel stories with the intent of eventually publishing them. Discover the seven key elements – a personal voice, a point of view, imagination, insight, humor, people, dialogue – and how best to incorporate them into your stories. Learn about the importance of finding a theme – something that ties your disparate and seemingly random experiences of a place together –…

Thursday, February 21 @ 7:00 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Love Notes: The Craft of Writing Romance with Nadine Gonzalez

Thursdays, February 21 – March 14 (4 weeks) 7 – 9 p.m. | MDC Wolfson Campus, Downtown Miami A well-crafted romantic sub-plot can add dimension to any genre. A love interest can raise the stakes in a thriller, round out the character of a fantasy trilogy hero/heroine, or serve as the ultimate blind spot for an antihero. With that in mind, it’s worth it to master the romantic arc. In this workshop, we’ll work through the mandatory beats in romance (meet cute,…

May 2019

Wednesday, May 8 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Craft & Voice: Poetry Workshop with Ilya Kaminsky

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 8 – 11 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. In this class, we will talk about poems from around the world and also discuss your own work. Everyone will receive a line-by-line reading of their poetry. The details, images and sounds, the aspects of line, line-break, metaphor, and other tools of our craft will be discussed in depth. The focus here is on you: how can your work grow, develop, what tools of poetic craft might best fit your voice?…

Wednesday, May 8 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Experimental Writing for Non-Experimental Writers with Porochista Khakpour

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 8 – 11 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. What does it mean for writing to be experimental? The great writer Margaret Atwood defines it as writing “that sets up certain rules for itself . . . while subverting the conventions according to which readers have understood what constitutes a proper work of literature.” In making its own rules, a lot of the old rules have to be tossed out, of course, and so this workshop provides a few examples of the most innovative,…

Wednesday, May 8 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Wildness and Carefulness of Writing a Novel with Moriel Rothman-Zecher

3-Day Workshop Wednesday – Friday, May 8 – 10 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. In order to create a new universe — i.e., a novel — a writer needs a sense of recklessness, boldness, imagination, and wildness. But in order to tame this universe, to sharpen its logics, and to make enough sense out of its rhythms to tell a compelling story, a writer needs discipline, methodology, grit, and carefulness. In this workshop, we will explore the contradictory and complementary ideas of wildness and carefulness in novel writing,…

Wednesday, May 8 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

What We Remember: A Workshop on Character and Memory in Fiction with Angela Flournoy

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 8 – 11 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Embedded in the stories we write are numerous smaller stories–the ones characters tell themselves about the lives they’ve led and the people they’ve known, which combine to give us a fuller sense of characters and their concerns. We will examine memory as a vital tool for character development, and we will look at the ways that memory can influence nearly every other element of a work of fiction.…

Wednesday, May 8 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Screenwriting Inside Out with Julia Solomonoff

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 8 – 11 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This workshop focuses on character-driven storytelling, going beyond plot formulas and binary morals.  A study of contemporary screenplays and films with complex protagonists and challenging relationships (character introduction, intimate moments, dramatic tension, the “necessary and unavoidable” obstacle, exploring theme and story, subtext and text) Format: A healthy mix of lecture and workshop, viewing clips, analyzing scenes from screenplays, and creating a scene with dramatic tension.…

Wednesday, May 8 @ 10:00 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Manuscript Consultations with Melissa Danaczko

Various times, as appointed (Wed., May 8 – Sat., May 11) | Consultations are limited to 30 people. Genre preferences: All Adult Fiction, Young Adult Fiction and Adult Non-Fiction (aside from prescriptive non-fiction, cookbooks, and art/design books). Manuscripts must be a max of 10 double-spaced pages, formatted as follows: Must include a single-spaced, one-page synopsis of your manuscript-in-progress. 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 8 @ 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 readings by Angela Flournoy & Ilya Kaminsky (lunch included) 2:30 p.m.: Craft talk series with Porochista Khakpour & Moriel Rothman-Zecher Continue your immersive experience by hearing nationally renowned authors explore various elements of the craft of creative writing. Porochista Khakpour TBD On Writing Younger Protagonists in Adult Fiction with Moriel Rothman-Zecher In many literary novels that are geared toward adults but centered around teenage characters,…

Thursday, May 9 @ 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 Porochista Khakpour (lunch included) 2:30 p.m.: Craft talk series with Angela Flournoy & Ilya Kaminsky Continue your immersive experience by hearing nationally renowned authors explore various elements of the craft of creative writing. On Writing the Group with Angela Flournoy This craft talk will examine the benefits and challenges of working with a large cast of characters in fiction, with a focus on techniques to ensure adequate characterization and depth.…

Thursday, May 9 @ 6:00 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Trabajar entre líneas. Un taller de lecto-escritura literaria con Andrés Neuman

Curso de tres clases: 9, 10 y 11 de mayo Jueves 9 y viernes 10: 6:00 p.m. a 9:00 p.m. Sábado 11: de 10:00 a.m. a 1:00 p.m. Un curso intensivo con un enfoque dinámico, no académico y que pondrá énfasis en los aspectos prácticos a lo largo de tres sesiones: 1- Principios y finales, dedicada al análisis formal de primeras y/o últimas páginas de diversas novelas clásicas; 2-Escribir=reescribir: una sesión dedicada a leer y revisar distintos textos de las personas inscritas,…

Friday, May 10 @ 7:00 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Publishing Seminar with Melissa Danaczko

1-Day Publishing Seminar Friday, May 10 | 7 – 9 p.m. How do you find an agent—and do you even need one? What is the editorial process like? What role does a publisher play in terms of production, sales, marketing, publicity, etc? Do authors need to participate in social media? As an emerging writer, it can be incredibly difficult to navigate this space. With over a decade of publishing experience, Melissa Danaczko will walk you through the process of preparing your manuscripts and query letters;…

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