In this round of Variations in Prose, we will produce a small chapbook anthology of our work. Before that, this energetic, engaging fiction and nonfiction writing workshop will name and examine the unique strengths of your 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 place in-between. We write prompts, read each other’s work, as well as the work of outside readers. Some students may be working on smaller length projects, some work on longer memoirs and novels. This class usually boasts a small core of writers who have taken it for a couple of years. Thus, in this group you receive not only expert instruction from the instructor, but from exceedingly engaged and thoughtful fellow writers.
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. 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.