Four-Day Intensive Workshop
for Short Story Writers, Novelists,
and Authors of Creative Nonfiction
The class will meet every day for four days, with a morning workshop and an afternoon seminar focused on craft. For the seminar, there will be reading assignments and study of works by well-known writers. Each participant will have one manuscript workshopped in class and a second manuscript reviewed for an individual conference with Tom. We will study storytelling and the formal elements of fiction, including voice, point of view, characterization, imagery, plot, and theme. Attention will also be given to scene building, sentence making, and the dramatic movement of descriptive writing.
Enrollment is limited. Acceptance into the class will be based on evaluation of a submitted manuscript. Classes tend to fill prior to the application deadline, so early application is advised.
THE 2019 CLASSES HAVE FILLED.
The schedule of 2020 classes in San Francisco and NYC will be announced in September.
To apply or to receive more information:
WRITERS EDITED AND PUBLISHED BY TOM JENKS INCLUDE:
T. Coraghessen Boyle
Robert Olen Butler
E. L. Doctorow
R. O. Kwon
Min Jin Lee
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Joyce Carol Oates
Jayne Anne Phillips
Kirstin Valdez Quade
Benjamin Alire Sáenz
John Edgar Wideman