Beginning April 16, 2018: Fundamentals of Fiction at Catapult
This eight-week course is designed for fiction writers of all levels looking to strengthen their understanding of the form. We will focus on a different aspect of storytelling each week, from point of view to structure to character, exploring the ways these techniques work in conjunction with one another to give students a holistic sense of what makes for a compelling narrative.

Previous Classes

April 21, 2017: Location as Inspiration at Kentucky Writers Conference
Sometimes the spark that first brings a short story or novel to life isn’t a character or a conflict: it’s a specific place around which everything else can emerge. Tobias Carroll, author of Reel and Transitory, will lead you through a workshop in which memorable places, buildings, and spaces can become central to your writing. He will cite examples from his own works, as well as memorable stories by other writers in which the location itself is a significant element of the story.

Beginning December 14, 2017: Publish or Perish at LitReactor
Fiction magazine editors aren’t normal readers—so what are they looking for? Tobias Caroll, managing editor of Vol. 1 Brooklyn, is here to tell you in this two-week course.