This four week class will introduce the novice writer to the tools needed to complete engaging fiction. We will discuss plot, character development, dialogue, point of view using readings, in-class writing exercises, and feedback. All of it will be help you complete a short story, or novel chapter. No previous writing experience is needed for this course.
Instructor: Cole Lavalais
Dates: Saturdays, 12:30pm-2:00pm (6/2, 6/9, 6/16 & 6/23)
Cole Lavalais’ short stories have appeared in The Offing, Obsidian, Apogee, Warpland,Tidal Basin Review and others. Her novel, Summer of the Cicadas, debuted in 2016. She holds a M.F.A. from Chicago State University and a Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Chicago in Creative Writing. She is a Visiting Writer at Mississippi University for Women and has taught writing for thirteen years.