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The Art of Storytelling: Fiction Workshop CANCELED

Dates: 6 Tuesdays, March 24 - April 28 
Time: 7 - 9 pm 
Instructor: Angela Pneuman
Ages: Adult 
Genre: Fiction 
Price: $355 

This workshop is designed to explore some of the most important elements of storytelling and fiction writing, such a character, conflict, point of view, narrative voice, setting, plot, and dialogue. 

We’ll also spend time writing in class, and every week we will work on brief take-home exercises to share when we meet during class.


Every student will also have the opportunity to submit up to ten pages or so of fiction (2500 words) for group discussion during the second and sixth class meetings. These pages can be a story, part of a story, or part of a novel.

Rough Weekly Schedule


Week 1           Creative approaches

Week 2           Character & Character in Conflict

Week 3           Point of View and Narrative Voice

Week 4           Approaches to Plot, Structure, Tension

Week 5           Setting and Dialog

Week 6           Techniques for Pushing Forward

Music of the Mind

Angela Pneuman is the author of the novel Lay It on My Heart and the short story collection Home Remedies. Her work has appeared in Best American Short Stories (2004, 2012), Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly ReviewNew England Review, Glimmer Train, and other literary magazines, and she is a contributor to The Believer, Salon, and The Rumpus. She currently teaches in Continuing Studies and the Online Writing Certificate program at Stanford, where she was a Wallace Stegner Fellow, and is the executive director of the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference.

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