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If you are considering taking an advanced fiction workshop, then you probably already know that writing a good story is difficult but not impossible.
In this workshop we will attempt to dwell exactly in that sweet space between the difficult and the impossible, a space in which one seeks a balance between control and wildness, responsibility and irresponsibility, tradition and rebellion, pain and fun. We will strategize about how to dwell with maximum alertness and freedom in that paradoxical space. And we will read and discuss your stories and novel chapters with kindness and rigor, as we spur each other on to literary acts of beauty, audacity, and courage.
Students are chosen by Matthew Sharpe on the basis of a manuscript submission. Applications must be received by the deadline Wed, Sep 12 at 5 pm. Click here for submission guidelines.
Class meets on Oct 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 27 and Dec 4, 11.
Matthew Sharpe is the author of the novels You Were Wrong, Jamestown, The Sleeping Father and Nothing Is Terrible. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts and has taught fiction writing at Columbia, Wesleyan, Bard and elsewhere.
Advanced Fiction with Matthew Sharpe
For writers ages 15–18