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Fiction Writing Workshop with Donna Hill

Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY

Monday, October 1, 2018 at 6:00 PM - Monday, October 29, 2018 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

Fiction Writing Workshop with Donna Hill

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Tuition   more info 7 Tickets Sep 26, 2018 $375.00 $0.00
Registration Fee 7 Tickets Sep 26, 2018 $25.00 $2.37

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Calendar -October 2018, Mondays 6 PM - 8 PM (Class does not meet Mon. Oct. 8)


MUST BE ENROLLED BY MONDAY, Sept. 26th!

The Center for Black Literature in partnership with the Department of Adult & Continuing Education presents

A Fiction Writing Workshop

with Donna Hill

National Best Selling Author of

“What My Mother Never Told Me”

If you are interested in an online version of this workshop please join our mailing list.

For the writer struggling to complete a novel or a short story, or a budding writer who wants to learn the basics of creative fiction writing, The Center for Black Literature, in partnership with the Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) of the School of Professional and Community Development at Medgar Evers College, offers its Fiction Writing Workshop to help. The classes are led by a highly regarded published author, and registrants in the workshop will learn tools to hone the craft of creative writing.  Beginners are welcome. There is limited capacity.

Registration Details

  • §  This workshop is a certificate bearing course in the Adult and Continuing Education Dept. in the School of Professional and Community Developement at Medgar Evers College, CUNY.
  • §  The workshop is held for four consecutive weeks, unless there are holiday interruptions, in which case the session will be scheduled for the following week.
  • §  • Participants may register, by telephone, online, in person (by appointment ONLY) up until September 26, 2018 at the Center for Black Literature.

 

Tuition
$375 Course Code: ED-FW-100

$25 Registration Fee

October 2018- Mondays 6 PM - 8 PM

1. Character—More than a Name 10/1/18

2. Setting—As Story 10/15/18

3. Plot—It’s Elemental 10/22/18

4. Now What? 10/29/18

Session Descriptions:

Session 1: Character—More than a Name 

Characters are the heart and soul of any novel. Discover how to create strong, three-dimensional characters from the ground up. Develop a character bio and see your characters come to life on the page. There was never a great book without great characters.

Session 2: Setting—As Story 

The place, where you set your story, can be as powerful as the story itself. Find out how to make your settings sparkle with realism even if you have made up the town. Everyone knows about New York, but did they know that the Underground Railroad had stops in Downtown Brooklyn? Discover how to incorporate exciting elements of setting to spice up your novel, and how to be sure that your information is accurate even if you’ve lived in the neighborhood all of your life. Do you know if Sixth Avenue goes uptown or down? Where is the Guggenheim Museum?

Session 3: Plot—It’s Elemental 

Plot is the foundation of your story. Without plot your words will dance around on the page aimlessly. Even your wonderful characters cannot save a lackluster plot. Learn how to manipulate the elements of plot from point of view, foreshadowing, internal and external conflict, climax, where and how to begin, and so much more.

Session 4: Now what? 

What do I do when I’m done? Learn the ins and outs of the next steps when your novel is finished. Finding an editor, an agent; self-publishing vs. traditional publishing, using social media to build your fan base and so much more.

 

Read more: http://centerforblackliterature.org/fiction/

 CBL – Telephone: 718-804-8883;

E-mail: Writers@mec.cuny.edu

Web: www.centerforblackliterature.org

ACE – Telephone: 718-804-8850
E-mail:
 ace.info@mec.cuny.edu
www.mec.cuny.edu/ace.aspx

 

This course is in partnership with the Department of Adult & Continuing Education, School of Professional and Community Development at Medgar Evers College, CUNY

If you need assistance please email writers@mec.cuny.edu

Have questions about Fiction Writing Workshop with Donna Hill? Contact Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY

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1534 Bedford Ave.
Medgar Evers College, CUNY - SPCD
2nd FL
Brooklyn, NY 11216

Monday, October 1, 2018 at 6:00 PM - Monday, October 29, 2018 at 8:00 PM (EDT)


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Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY

Spearheaded by Dr. Brenda M. Greene, the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College builds on the tradition and legacy of the National Black Writers Conference and serves as a voice, mecca, and resource for black writers and the general public to study the literature of people from the African Diaspora. It is the only Center devoted to this in the country.

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