WRIT 302: Writing Fiction

Nomi Eve will be running a community based learning course, "Writing Fiction," in Spring 2018. The class will meet on Wednesday evenings from 5:00-7:50 PM. Read the description for the side by side course below, and stay tuned for more details about registration.

Have you always wanted to write fiction? Have you been writing for a while, but are finding yourself unsure of what to write next? In this creative writing course, students learn to banish writer's block by using prompts to jumpstart the creative process. Music, fashion, family secrets, fossilized bones, historical relics, railway stations, and alluring photographs will be the basis for high-impact writing exercises. Emphasis at all times is on writing that shows guts and reveals soul.

This course is appropriate for both beginning and experienced writers and is supported by enriching readings from stories that grab readers by the collar and don't let go. This class will pay due homage to inspiration, while acknowledging that perspiration—focused work on specific teachable skills—also plays an essential role in the making of good fiction.

Nomi Eve is the author of "Henna House" and "The Family Orchard", which was a Book-of-the-Month Club main selection and was nominated for a National Jewish Book Award.

She has an MFA in fiction writing from Brown University and has worked as a freelance book reviewer for The Village Voice and New York Newsday.

Her stories and essays have appeared in the New York TimesGlimmer Train StoriesThe Voice Literary SupplementConjunctions, and The International Quarterly.

She lives in Philadelphia with her family. You can learn more about her at her website.

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