HOW TO COMPOSE & PUBLISH A PROSE CHAPBOOK
Enrollment limit: 8 students
$315 new; $285 returning
(Payment plan available for returning students.)
This six-week online workshop is designed for flash prose writers who are ready to take the next step in their work—a completed manuscript. Students will start with an idea and end up with a finished draft of a chapbook of approximately 25 pages of flash prose. We will talk about what makes a collection feel cohesive and how we can explore themes via form and content experiments, while strategic mini-workshops will give writers the chance to check in with readers. Weekly assignments will guide participants through a first draft and then focus on techniques for organizing and revising. Assigned readings will illustrate a range of fiction and nonfiction solutions to the unique problem/opportunity that the chapbook constraint provides. In the last week of class, we will talk through places to submit your work, including contests and indie presses.
This class will take place online in real time using the Zoom platform. We will contact you with details.
10:00 am to 12:00 pm (Pacific)
July 28, 2018 to September 8, 2018 (with no class on August 11)
Chelsea Biondolillo is the author of the prose chapbooks Ologies and #Lovesong (Etchings Press). Her work has been collected in several anthologies, including Waveform: Twenty-first Century Essays by Women, Best American Nature and Science Essays 2016, How We Speak to One Another: an Essay Daily Reader, and has appeared in Orion, Guernica, Vela, Diagram, Brevity, Passages North, and others. She has a BFA in photography from the Pacific NW College of Art, and an MFA in creative writing and environmental studies from the University of Wyoming. She currently lives about 30 miles outside of Portland, OR at the foot of Mt. Hood.
I took 'Words + Images' with Chelsea Biondolillo and it was awesome! Perfect format, amazing prompts and readings, the best possible classmates, and a ton of inspiring fun. I'm definitely excited about upcoming WWLA online classes." —Jennifer McCharen, Berlin, Germany