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Summer Writing Workshop – Fiction With Andy Davidson
June 11 - June 26$150
An introduction to the craft of fiction writing for adult learners, this course will explore the value and practice of storytelling in a workshop format. Over five succinct lessons, participants will write a short story (in any genre of their choosing) featuring complex characters, a dynamic setting, and an engaging conflict. Students will share their work with the class in order to give and receive feedback. Finally, we’ll explore how literary and popular fiction are published today, from self-publishing outlets to small presses to major publishers.
Required texts: Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Class format: Online with interactive discussion boards.
Course cost: $150
Instructor: Andy Davidson’s debut novel, In the Valley of the Sun, was a finalist for the 2017 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel, This is Horror’s Novel of the Year, a 2018 Silver Falchion Award, and the 2018 Edinburgh International Book Festival’s First Book Award. His second novel, The Boatman’s Daughter, released in February 2020 from Farrar, Straus, & Giroux. He holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Mississippi. Born and raised in Arkansas, he makes his home in Cochran, where he teaches for Middle Georgia State University. He lives with his wife and a bunch of cats.
Please Note: This is a non-credit continuing education course. The 62 years and older tuition waiver for credit classes in the University System of Georgia does not apply to continuing education courses. These courses require access to an Internet connection and the ability to create, save, and submit Word files; unfortunately, the instructor is unable to provide technical support. The instructor is only able to review writing samples generated within the assignments of the course but not any other types of writing, including book-length manuscripts of any kind, including poetry, fiction, non-fiction.