3 weeks, Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Are you eager to hone your writing skills, further polish your work, and explore more advanced aspects of your craft? In this short, intensive writing retreat, we will meet at TMI over three consecutive Saturdays to discuss, write, edit, and share our ongoing work with one another. Using Ursula LeGuin’s wonderful workbook, Steering the Craft, as our guide, we will explore a variety of narrative elements ranging from the sound of the language to the way we impart information. Students should bring one short piece or excerpt from a longer piece that they would like to polish (max 1,500 words). The piece may be nonfiction, memoir, or fiction. In addition to class discussions, assigned in-class exercises and review of homework, we will devote part of our time together to apply what we have learned to the pieces you bring. You should be prepared to receive constructive, guided criticism from the instructors and other participants, and offer it to one another as well.