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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 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 strategize about how to dwell with maximum alertness and freedom in that paradoxical space. And we 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 Friday, September 13 at 5 pm. Click here for submission guidelines.
Class meets Tuesdays: Oct 29, Nov 5, 12, 19, Dec 3 and 10.
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