The Parent-Child Relationship in Fiction: A Craft Class with Sindya Bhanoo

Actions Panel

The Parent-Child Relationship in Fiction: A Craft Class with Sindya Bhanoo

Class title and description coming soon!

By EWU's Get Lit! Programs

When and where

Date and time

Friday, April 21 · 10am - 12pm PDT


Spokane Public Library - Central 906 West Main Avenue Spokane, WA 99201

Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

The parent-child relationship is complex and ever-evolving, rich with material that can be used to create and build powerful fiction. In this class, we will consider different stages of parenthood: pregnancy/adoption, infancy, childhood and adulthood. We will read and discuss short pieces and generate work. Although this class will focus on fiction, we will look at non-fiction as well, and discuss techniques that are applicable to both genres. You will come away from this class with four new story ideas.

Sindya Bhanoo is the author of the story collection Seeking Fortune Elsewhere, which was the winner of the New American Voices Award and longlisted for the American Library Association’s Carnegie Medal. She is the recipient of an O. Henry Award, the Disquiet Literary Prize and an Elizabeth George Foundation grant. A longtime journalist, she has reported for the New York Times and the Washington Post. She is a graduate of the Michener Center for Writers. She teaches creative writing at Oregon State University.

About the organizer

Get Lit! Programs is a non-profit literary arts organization housed within Eastern Washington University. Our program is responsible for Get Lit! Festival, the region’s only annual week-long literary festival. Get Lit! has grown over the last twenty years from a single day of back-to-back readings to a four day celebration of literature that brings a diverse line up of highly sought-after authors to our region, while also highlighting our talented local literary community. The festival offers free and low cost readings, writing workshops, craft classes, poetry slams, panel discussions, literary happy hours, and much more. Get Lit! Programs also runs Writers in Residence, a program that places published authors in local schools to teach 10-week creative writing courses to students who may not normally have access to a creative writing curriculum. It is our mission, both in our festival programming and our educational outreach, to advance the arts, celebrate diversity, and empower creativity.