Six Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00 PM Feb 6, 13, 20, March 6, 13, 20 This is a workshop in prose fiction (it also accommodates memoir). I’ll begin each session with a craft talk based on published samples of prose, concerning various modes (flash, story, novel) and techniques (scene, dialogue, character, setting). I’ll devote the majority of each session to manuscript critique (three per session). Each participant will have work evaluated at least once. My workshop approach is grounded in a spirit of community, support, and encouragement, based on sensitive, honest critique. I consider the material that comes into workshop as in process, and I am committed to helping it along to its fullest, most effective realization. — Cost: $225 — Max: 15 participants
Tim Tomlinson is a co-founder of New York Writers Workshop and co-author of its popular text, The Portable MFA in Creative Writing. His poetry collections Yolanda: An Oral History in Verse (a chapbook), and Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire, appeared in 2016. This Is Not Happening to You, a collection of short fiction, will appear in 2017. His work in poetry and prose has been published in China, the Philippines, and in numerous venues in the U.S., including Blue Lyra Review, Caribbean Vistas, Lime Hawk, the Brooklyn Poets Anthology (forthcoming), and in Long Island Noir (Akashic Books). He is a member of Asia Pacific Writers & Translators. He teaches in the Global Liberal Studies Program at New York University.