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The Art of Fiction with Dinitia Smith


Six sessions

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm-9:00 pm September 10 to November 19, 2019

“A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.” —Thomas Mann

The Art of Fiction workshop focuses on your own work. You’ll discuss how to create a compelling storyline and narrative, the craft of dialogue, and revision. Importantly, you’ll identify the obstacles that hinder your productivity as a writer and how to overcome them. Benefit from the insights of your classmates who will read your drafts, as well as those of the instructor.

Some writers will have projects already underway, and others will be beginning new ones. Don’t worry about where you fall! The goal is to provide you with a supportive, yet challenging, environment so you can achieve progress in your goals.

All levels welcome!

Dinitia Smith, author

Taught by

  • Dinitia Smith, author

    Dinitia Smith

    Dinitia Smith

    Dinitia Smith has published four novels, including the autobiographical novel, Remember This, and most recently, The Honeymoon, a biographical novel about the 19th. Century author, George Eliot. Smith’s short fiction has appeared in many magazines, and for eleven years, she was an arts correspondent for the New York Times, writing on the literary world. She has taught writing in the M.F.A. programs at Columbia University and SUNY Stony Brook, at Barnard College, New York University, and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference and other places.