Yearlong Course in Book Length Narrative
It’s a paradox, being a writer. Most of us are solitary by nature, sensitive, even timid. Yet somehow we’ve chosen the most dangerous job there is. To write well, originally, truly, deeply, importantly, vividly, is all about risk. It’s about going to where the silence is and exposing ourselves, venturing into the unknown, with no assurance of reward. And this is why we love brave writers.
Is your bold idea hiding under the bucket of something small and safe? Are you writing in circles? Too many ideas? Too few? No fear! Fishtrap’s Yearlong Writers’ Workshop will help you be that writer and to go where you intend to go. From exploring the sources of our subjects in ourselves, to generating the fertile chaos from which great writing springs, to studying and experimenting with different ways to shape and revise, we’ll move together and individually, through trial and error, and emerge with stories that flow and sing, are important, heartfelt, and original. Karen Fisher welcomes all narrative writers: fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, book length poems, and even strange experiments.
Karen Fisher is the author of A Sudden Country, and the upcoming Heart of the Monster. A PEN/Faulkner finalist, Washington State Book Award winner, and NEA fellow, she works as a developmental editor and novel coach, and has taught for the University of Washington, the Northwest Institute of LiteraryArts, and Fishtrap. She writes, teaches, and raises children and horses from her home on Lopez Island.