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This workshop focuses on the submissions of the participants alongside a handful of published short stories that we will read closely with an eye toward gleaning lessons from them that will inform our compositional practices.
Our workshop discussions will marshal our highest intelligence in the service of helpful, cogent, respectful feedback about what works and doesn’t in the pages under consideration. We will explore the formal underpinnings of narrative art, emphasizing craft techniques such as: managing point of view and time; writing with the five senses; incorporating both showing and telling in one’s work; creating stakes; establishing voice; cultivating beauty; emphasizing conflict; promoting ambiguity; and creating an opportunity for affect.
Students are chosen by Matthew Thomas on the basis of a manuscript submission. Applications must be received by Monday, January 18 at 5 pm. Click here for submission guidelines.
Class meets on Mondays: Feb 15, 22, Mar 1 and 8.
Programs taking place online:An access link will be emailed to you after purchase.
Programs taking place in our NYC facilities:Please read our safety guidelines before visiting our building.
Programs taking place online and in our NYC facilities:Please select which experience you wish to participate in when registering. Online participants will be emailed an access link after purchase. In-person participants should read our safety guidelines before attending the program.
Matthew Thomas’ New York Times-bestselling novel We Are Not Ourselves was named a Notable Book of 2014 by The New York Times and named one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post and Entertainment Weekly. “Thomas has written a masterwork […] with the epic sweep and small pleasures of the very best fiction. It’s humbling and heartening to read a book this good,” wrote Joshua Ferris.
Advanced Fiction with Matthew Thomas