Friday, March 2, 2012

I'm teaching a one-day writing workshop in April

I'm teaching a one-day writing workshop for Clarion West here in Seattle on Sunday, April 15th.

I don't teach very often, but every now and again I love to get a group of beginner, intermediate, and advanced writing students together and help them make a joyous leap forward--a leap that's particular to each writer's style, genre, and goals. This time I'm only taking twelve people.

Sign up in the next three weeks and I promise you a thrill ride into your own work.

Exciting Writing: Making the Reader Believe
Sunday, April 15, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Nicola Griffith


A writer's job is to make the reader believe. This workshop gives you concepts and tools to make your reader breathe your air, walk your landscape, and connect with your protagonist. Through exercises and discussion you'll learn how to get readers to long for your world and dream your characters' dreams. Be prepared to work hard and take risks. Register by March 22 and you'll receive an in-class critique of your current project’s most important page: what works, what doesn't, and how to fix it.
Nicola Griffith is an English novelist, editor, and essayist living in Seattle. Her five novels, three anthologies, and multi-media memoir have won the Tiptree, Nebula, World Fantasy, and six Lambda Literary awards. She has taught writing at all levels, including at Clarion West in 1997. Her current work is set in seventh century Britain. She drinks just the right amount of beer and takes enormous delight in everything.
  • Attendance is limited to 12 students on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Cost is a nonrefundable fee of $125. Full-time students are eligible for a $15 rebate at workshop session.

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