Jan 16, 2021 - Feb 20, 2021
Application Deadline:
Jan 15, 2021
6 Weeks
Saturday - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

"All writing, all art is a wild leap off a cliff because there is nothing to support you. You are creating something out of nothing. It comes from within," Jhumpa Lahiri's words have power. They resonate. They stay.

We will delve into the craft and the art involved in writing fiction. We will explore and examine the fundamental elements of good storytelling (character, conflict, dialogue, themes, setting and narrative style), read variety of fiction, write together as a group and learn how to workshop fiction. Of course, the aim for the course is to understand what constitutes "good writing," how do we decide who to write for, how do we critique other writers, how do we preserve this challenging time in our fiction and how do we seek agents and publishers?

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Kanza Javed
Kanza Javed graduated with an MFA in Fiction from West Virginia University, where she won the Rebecca Mason Perry Award for her work. She is also a recipient of two State Department Funded Research Grants.

Her debut novel, 'Ashes, Wine and Dust' was shortlisted for the Tibor Jones South Asia Prize and is still currently a national bestseller in South Asia. Her short stories have been published in American Literary Review, The Punch Magazine, Salamander, Greensboro Review and The Malahat Review. She won the Reynolds Price Prize for Fiction (Center for Women Writers, Salem College), and has been a finalist for the 51st New Millennium Writing Award, Salamander Short Fiction Award and the Robert Watson Literary Prize.

Most recently, her second book, a collection of short-stories, What Remains After a Fire, has been shortlisted for the 2022 Literary Awards, by the Sante Fe Writer's Prize.

She is represented by United Talent Agency and C & W (The Curtis Brown Group UK).

Course Fee: TBA

Note: CES may cancel or postpone a course due to insufficient enrolment or unforeseen circumstances. In this case, the university will refund registration/processing fee (if any) but will not be responsible for any other related charges/expenses including cancellation/change charges by airline and travel agencies.

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