This is the fiction writing workshop where you jump out of the ruts your favorite tricks have stranded you in. It’s the class where you re-focus on the joy and the puzzlement telling stories has at its heart. In this class devoted to learning about fiction forms you will push yourself into voices, styles, and other experimental modes that will will awaken something you haven’t seen. This workshop is designed to help you generate new work, to fill in holes in projects you have going, or to begin something new. It will be a little wild, very engaging, and fun. As to the details: we’ll write at least twice every workshop, long enough that you have good material to work with when you leave each week. You’ll also read short pieces of literature designed to help you re-imagine your own stories, but also to appreciate what makes them uniquely yours. We’ll workshop one story and a series three connected pieces of flash fiction you will develop in the class.
Miah Arnold, PhD, has taught creative writing for the past twenty years through Houston non-profits including Inprint, Writers in the Schools, and Aurora Picture Show as well as University of Houston, University of Houston-Downtown, Houston Community College, and Georgia College. In 2014 she founded Grackle and Grackle Writing Studios. Her essay “You Owe Me” about working for M.D. Anderson via Writers in the Schools was selected by Best American Essays. Her first novel, Sweet Land of Bigamy, was published in 2012.