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Time and Tide - Online Workshop

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Time and Tide - Online Workshop
Kirstin Valdez-Quade
Date and Time:
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM PST
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The open enrollment period begins on
November 10, 2020

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

Seasons, tides, the shifting phases of the moon, the journey of the hands around the clock, coffee spoons—there are so many ways we measure our lives. Storytelling is a linear artform: one word follows another as the story builds and progresses. Yet the writer has a marvelous flexibility to stretch and compress time. In this workshop, in examining published short-short stories and prose poems, and through a series of writing exercises, we will bend time to our will. Participants will leave with several completed short pieces.

About the Instructor(s)

Kirstin Valdez Quade is the author of Night at the Fiestas, which won the John Leonard Prize from the National Book Critics Circle, the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a “5 Under 35” award from the National Book Foundation. Kirstin was awarded a Rome Prize, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, and a Stegner Fellowship. Her work has appeared in The New YorkerThe Best American Short StoriesThe O. Henry Prize Stories, and elsewhere. She is an Assistant Professor at Princeton. Her novel The Five Wounds is forthcoming from Norton.

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Optional: Pen and Notebook

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