You may be wondering which fiction class would be right for you this spring. Let us help!
If you're an enthusiastic, serious beginner or an experienced short story writer or novelist who wants to broaden and deepen their craft, Tools for Writing Fiction with Laura Warrell would be an excellent class for you, starting May 7 in Culver City.
If you’re an emerging writer interested in short stories, we’d suggest The Art of the Short Story with Kate Maruyama starting May 7 in Glendale.
If you’d prefer a story class online, you might want to take Pete Hsu’s Short Story Crash Course, starting May 19.
“The king died and the queen died is a story. The king died and the queen died of grief is a plot.” So said E.M. Forster in his 1927 book, Aspects of the Novel. If you’d like to use your characters’ desires and goals to excavate your plot, check out The King Died: Finding Your Plot Through Character with Diana Wagman starting May 1 in Echo Park.
If you’d like to explore Writing the Contemporary Fairy or Folk Tale, Francesca Lia Block is leading a one-day seminar on that very subject on May 11 in Culver City.
If you have completed a novel and you’re ready to get feedback on the entire manuscript, you could apply to Diana Wagman's Intensive Manuscript Revision Workshop, running for approximately eight months in Echo Park starting April 28.
If you want to sensitively and accurately portray characters whose race, gender, sexuality, or other forms of identity are different than yours, Chris L. Terry can help you develop strategies for effectively Writing Diversity online June 15 and 22.
We also have a number of seminars, both online and in LA, that will help you with literary pursuits off the page. Discover Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Residencies with Sacha Howells on May 19 or learn some Tips & Tricks for Public Readings with Sherri L. Smith the weekend of June 8-9, both in Los Feliz. Chris Daley can help you build Websites for Writers or Improve Your Submission Game online in May and June. There’s also still time to join Neelanjana Banerjee’s online seminar Organizing Your Writing with Scrivener this weekend.
Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like any additional guidance. See you in class!