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Sold Out — Online Workshop: The Full Swoop — Beginnings and Endings led by T Kira Madden


Eight Sessions

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Once a week Tuesdays, 6:30 pm EDT - 8:30 pm EDT May 19 to July 7, 2020

This workshop will take place online via Zoom. Participants will receive instructions prior to the first class.

6:30-8:30pm ET / 3:30-5:30pm PT

Every great work of writing provides a satisfying setup and payoff, and this class will take a closer look at how that might be accomplished. In our time together, we will engage in close readings of opening sentences, paragraphs, and stanzas, and how those openings engage with the final images of a piece. I’m interested in how a full “swoop” of narrative power is achieved between these two places, the thrill of that suspension and recursion, the moment that lands the plane. We’ll workshop short pieces and approach the work through this particular lens. Let’s use this frame, this noticing, to find a new shape for things.

This workshop has reached its capacity. To join the waitlist, please email Thierry Kehou at


Led by

  • T Kira Madden

    T Kira Madden

    T Kira Madden

    T Kira Madden is an APIA writer, photographer, and amateur magician. She is the founding Editor-in-Chief of No Tokens, and facilitates writing workshops for homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals. A 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in nonfiction literature, she is the author of Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls (Bloomsbury, 2019). She lives in New York and teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.