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The Art of Fiction Writing with Diane Zinna (Sold Out)


8 Sessions via Zoom

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Once a week Saturdays, 10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT February 27 to April 17, 2021

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

In our eight weeks together, we will explore the art and craft of fiction writing, sharing our work and responding to the work of others with care. We will consider ten basic ideas for writing fiction and closely consider examples from diverse writers who make use of those techniques in effective ways. Each class will include short exercises to encourage new writing and tools for expression, always with opportunities for students to share when comfortable. We’ll also explore what it means to be a part of a literary community that nurtures you and your work and ways to embrace writing practices that feel right for you. By the end of our course, students will leave with written feedback on two short pieces, ten starting places for new work, and a deeper understanding of who they are as writers.

Levels: Introductory, Intermediate
Capacity: 12

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


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    Diane Zinna

    Diane Zinna

    Diane Zinna is originally from Long Island, New York. She received her MFA from the University of Florida and taught creative writing for ten years. She was formerly the executive co-director at AWP, the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, which hosts the largest literary conference in North America each year. In 2014, Diane created the Writer to Writer Mentorship Program, helping to match more than six hundred writers over twelve seasons. Her debut novel, The All-Night Sun, was longlisted for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Diane lives in Fairfax, Virginia, with her husband and daughter.