Instructor: Alexandra Kostoulas
Learn the principles of strong narrative storytelling and implement them into your own fiction or nonfiction.
Take this class if you have already found the project you want to work on and need the structure of a workshop to see you through. This workshop will assist you in rendering fully fleshed out scenes with believable characters your readers will care about. We cover the fundamentals of editing, helping you build a customized toolkit you can use and apply to your own story wherever it takes you.
Join us and you’ll be rolling up your sleeves and getting to work from the first class, revising manuscripts you have already started to write as well as writing new scenes, bringing your narrative to life. We will also use a few writing prompts to get the creative juices flowing.
This is a supportive, yet challenging environment for writers of fiction, both short stories and novels, creative nonfiction, and memoir.
Advanced Prose Workshop
Saturdays * 10:30 am-1:30 pm
January 27-March 17, 2018
(skipping Feb. 17)
Alexandra Kostoulas has an MFA in Creative Writing and English from Mills College and a BA in Literature & Creative Writing from the College of Creative Studies at UCSB. She is the founder and executive director of the SF Creative Writing Institute. She also teaches the Jack Grapes METHOD WRITING Program. She has over a decade of experience teaching English and Writing at the college level. She has been been nominated for awards in fiction, poetry, and journalism and has won a few. She has published short stories, a few journalistic pieces, and a lot of individual poems across a wide array of literary journals and other media. She has performed her work on stage at readings both locally and nationally. She is currently at work on finishing up her novel, Persephone Stolen.