This is a workshop-style class in fiction writing, designed to provide a peer environment for teenage writers (Grades 9-12). Led by Amber Royer, whose debut novel Free Chocolate has been named one of Barnes & Noble’s 25 Debuts to Watch for in 2018, the class is designed to springboard teens who want to pursue writing as either a hobby or a potential career to a better understanding of how fiction is put together, and what opportunities they have to share it. Each day we will focus on craft and discuss published work, though the central focus of each class meeting will be the creation and subsequent discussion of student work. Student fiction will be workshopped in a supportive, respectful, and constructively critical environment with the goal of improving an individual’s voice and vision for their piece via traditional elements of craft.
This is a hands-on class, and the student will be able to take away with them a series of completed flash fiction pieces.