Writing Riveting Fiction with Erin Kate Ryan via Zoom

Your story doesn’t have to be action or thriller to keep your readers hooked. Employing an interior logic of tension and momentum, you can write even the most intimate, domestic story into a page-turner. Over four hours, this course will give you eight methods for keeping readers engaged in your story from beginning to end, and to keep your story from sagging in the middle. We’ll look to contemporary writers for strong examples of each method, and incorporate free writing and play into our learning.

Registration is $124 for this 4hour intensive class. Please register at:

This class will be taught via Zoom. The link will be emailed at the time of registration and again on the day of the class. Please check spam / promotions folder and email admin@writerscenter.org with any questions.

The Altman Person of Color Scholarships and the need-based scholarships are free and given on a first come, first served basis—no more than one every other month. Please notify us right away if your plans change and you cannot attend the class. We will then reopen the slot so another student may register. Please refer to our Scholarships page before registering for Person of Color Scholarship or Need Based Scholarship. Thank you in advance for this consideration.

Erin Kate Ryan holds degrees from Boston University and Bennington Writing Seminars. Her fiction has been published in hundreds of real and imaginary journals, such as Glimmer Train, Conjunctions, and The Normal School. Her fiction has been honored with a Pushcart nomination, fellowships and grants from the Vermont Studio Center, Millay Colony, the Edward Albee Foundation, the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts, Hinge Springboard for the Arts, Wildacres, and the Dickinson House (Belgium). She is a James Jones First Novel Fellow, a McKnight Fellow, and recipient of a Minnesota Emerging Writers’ grant, multiple Minnesota State Arts Board Artist’s Initiative grants, and scholarships to the Sewanee and BreadLoaf Writers’ Conferences. She was a 2019 Alumni Fiction Fellow at Bennington College. She serves on the board of Family Tree Clinic, a radical community health clinic that celebrates the lives and wellbeing of queer, trans, and immigrant community members. For over ten years, she’s consulted for social justice nonprofits on matters related to fundraising, grant programming, board development, and organizational development.

Event Location and Ticket Information

Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Times: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Presenter: Hudson Valley Writers Center
Presenter Phone: 9143325953