CREATIVE WRITING COURSES
Talking Plot: Structuring Fiction and Nonfiction
New Dates! 8 weeks: Thursdays, September 29 - November 17, 2011, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
$170 (Current MDC faculty and credit students: $120)
Course will take place at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
You are in the middle of your story, or you’re finished and revising, but are having trouble putting it into a satisfying shape. How, you wonder, have other writers designed their stories?
In the first part of this course, we'll take a close look at plot and narrative design in the stories of Anton Chekhov, Isaac Babel, D. H. Lawrence, Raymond Carver, Ernest Hemingway and others. In the second part, students will bring in their own fiction and nonfiction to be read and discussed by the class, with particular emphasis on structure and plot.
David Beaty has lived and worked in Greece, England, and Brazil. A graduate of Columbia College, he earned an MFA in creative writing from Florida International University, where he was the recipient of the Josephine Friedman Award For Fiction. His short stories have appeared in Miami Noir, Unbound Press, Having A Wonderful Time, and other anthologies and literary journals. His short story, "Ghosts," was chosen for The Best American Mystery Stories 2000, and his story "The Last of Lord Jitters," received honorable mention in The Best American Mystery Stories 2007, edited by Carl Hiaasen.
Date and Time
September 29 - November 17, 2011
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
$170, pre-registration required
(Current MDC faculty staff and students: $120)
This is a Community Education (non-credit) course.