Sign up for workshops with Tom Jenks, deadline 4/30

TOM JENKS is the cofounder and editor of Narrative Magazine. He is a former editor of Esquire, Gentlemen’s Quarterly, The Paris Review, and a senior editor at Scribners, where he edited Hemingway’s The Garden of Eden. With Raymond Carver, he edited AmericanShort Story Masterpieces. MORE INFO

The Art of the Story: 4-Day Intensive Workshops for Short Story Writers, Novelists, and Authors of Creative Nonfiction

—TO BE HELD VIRTUALLY—The class will meet every day for four days, and each participant will have one manuscript workshopped by the entire class and a second manuscript reviewed for an individual conference with Tom. A reading list of works by noted authors will be assigned ahead of time, and we will go into these works to study storytelling and the formal elements of fiction, including voice, point of view, characterization, imagery, plot, and theme. Attention will also be given to scene building, sentence making, and the dramatic movement of descriptive writing. The class will be conducted each day from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time, via Zoom, and the individual conferences will be conducted by phone in the afternoons each day.

Enrollment limited to 12 participants. (Acceptance into the class will be based on evaluation of a submitted manuscript. Classes tend to fill prior to the application deadline, so early application is advised.)

July 27—30, 2023
Nov. 9—12, 2023

Application deadline:
For the July class          Apr. 30, 2023
For the Nov. class         Aug. 1, 2023

To apply or receive more information:

Please send an email to Workshops.

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