THE WHOLE STORY: A WORKSHOP IN FICTION FROM IDEA TO COMPLETION BY TIM TOMLINSON IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NEW YORK WRITERS’ WORKSHOP JANUARY 28, 2012, 3:00 P.M. TO 6:00 P.M. JANUARY 31 AND FEBRUARY 2, 2012, 6:00 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M.
This three-day workshop will teach the basics of fiction writing (structure and elements) through lectures, discussions, group exercises. Written pieces will also be workshopped. Each course participant will learn different strategies and techniques in crafting narratives, fleshing out characters, polishing the descriptive prose, and others. This way, the participant can create not only effective openings endings, but a wholly memorable story.
This workshop is open to both aspiring and advanced writers. There are no prerequisites to join the class. You are welcome to bring finished pieces or drafts for sharing in class.
The speaker, Mr. Tim Tomlinson, holds an MFA in Fiction from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. At Columbia, he studied with such acclaimed writers as Richard Price, Russell Banks, Robert Stone, and Edmund White. While his time at university was valuable, he’s always been a believer in experiential learning, and of writing that comes from imaginative handling of personal experience.