The Spark on the Page


Monday, September 22, 2014 - Monday, November 3, 2014
10:30 am - 12:30 pm


What gives a great story the spark that makes it ignite our imaginations? In this workshop, we will take part in close readings of authors who have mastered the craft—Anton Chekov, J. D. Salinger, Tim O’Brien, Alice Dark—and explore what creates the magic in each story. We will do in-class exercises and constructively critique students’ original work. Expect to discuss all the basics of fiction writing—character, plot, setting, voice—as well as employ some of the techniques we learn in order to capture the spark in your own work.

6 Mondays, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 9/22/2014 – 11/03/2014

Christina Chiu

CHRISTINA CHIU is the author of Troublemaker and Other Saints (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2001). Her work has been published in numerous magazines and anthologies, includingTin House, Charlie Chan is Dead 2, Not the Only One, Washington Square, and Acorn. Her accolades include the Asian American Literary Award, the Robert Simpson Fellowship, and the Alternate Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club. She also won the New Stone Circle Fiction Contest and was nominated for the Stephen Crane First Fiction Award. Chiu is one of the founding members of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. She received her MFA in writing from Columbia University. Chiu lives in New York where she is currently working on her novel while also editing and consulting.

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HVWC in Sleepy Hollow
300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, New York 10591
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Monday, September 22, 2014 - Monday, November 3, 2014
Times: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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$295 - Members
$320 - Non-Members

Presenter: Christina Chiu
Presenter Phone: 914-332-5953

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