WordTango's Disobedient Fiction with Jenny Shank
May 12th–14th, 2017
If you've taken fiction writing classes, you've discovered many general writing rules—show don’t tell, don’t have long blocks of narrative, avoid clichés like the plague. In this class, it’s time to break the rules. Working from thought-provoking exercises, and studying how disobedient masters, including Alice Munro, Donna Tartt, and Zadie Smith successfully “break” rules, this class will teach you to take charge of your writing and find your own unique voice and style.
This generative workshop, follows our popular two-day weekend format. Class includes written "lectures" and writing prompts designed by Jenny Shank, discussion threads where you can interact Jenny Shank and your fellow classmates, and an opportunity to share your work with your fellow classmates. By the end of the weekend, students walk away new skills for their writers' toolbox.
Jenny Shank 's novel The Ringer (The Permanent Press, 2011) won the High Plains Book Award in fiction, was a finalist for the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association's Reading the West Book Awards, was a Tattered Cover Book Store Summer Reading 2011 selection, and was a finalist for the Book Pipeline competition. Her stories, essays, satire, and reviews have appeared in numerous publications includiding The Atlantic, The Guardian, The Washington Post, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Onion, Poets & Writers Magazine, She has won writing awards from the Center of the American West, the Montana Committee for the Humanities, SouthWest Writers, and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. She has taught creative writing at the University of Colorado, the Lighthouse Writers Workshop, and the Boulder Writing Studio, and she is on the faculty of the Mile High MFA at Regis University in Denver.
-Biography taken from jennyshank.com. Follow the link to learn more.