This energetic, engaging prose writing class will name and examine the unique strengths of your fictional or fact-based prose. It will offer guidance to further texturize your work into full, developed stories by exploring the murky and extensive waters of prose – of fiction and non-fiction, and all the places in-between. Fiction, essay, and memoir writers will come together to share projects and perspectives with each other. We will read broadly and diversely. This class boasts a small core of talented regulars. Thus, you receive not only expert instruction from the instructor, but from exceedingly engaged and thoughtful fellow writers. It’s a wonderful class for people looking to create a strong writing community.
This is an 8 week course, and everybody will have one story workshopped. We will write a lot in class, and we will discuss outside writing as well.
Miah Arnold, PhD, is the director of Grackle and Grackle. She 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. Her essay “You Owe Me” about working for M.D. Anderson via Writers in the Schools was selected by Best American Essays in 2012. Her first novel, Sweet Land of Bigamy, was published in 2012.