The Craft of Fiction

  • Course Tutor: Fatin Abbas
  • When: Tuesdays evenings, 19:00 - 21:00
  • Start date: 3 Apr 2018
  • Where: TBA
  • Number of Sessions: 7
  • Maximum Participants: 11
  • Cost: €140

Do you want to write fiction, but don’t know how or where to start? Are you daunted by the thought of writing alone? Would you like guidance and support as you begin to figure out how to put together a good story? If so, this is the course for you. Over seven evening sessions, we will dig into the “craft of fiction.” Through a series of short story readings, fun creative writing exercises, and group discussion, we will delve into the key building blocks of fiction: plot, character, point of view, setting, and conflict, among other things. By the end of the course, you will be better equipped to develop and craft strong stories. This course is designed for writers who are beginning to explore fiction, or for those who want to revisit the key building blocks of fiction.

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FATIN ABBAS‘ first novel, The Interventionists, is forthcoming from W. W. Norton & Co. in 2019. Her short fiction has appeared in Freeman’s: The Best New Writing on Arrival, The Warwick Review, and Friction, and her non-fiction and journalism writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Le Monde Diplomatique, The Nation, Die Zeit, Bidoun, and openDemocracy, among other venues. She gained her PhD in Comparative Literature from Harvard University and her MFA in Creative Writing from Hunter College, The City University of New York, and has been awarded residencies at the Cité internationale des arts (France), Arc Artist Residency (Switzerland), Villa Sarkia (Finland), and an Alumni Award granted by the Iceland Writers Retreat.