The Art of Fiction

Karen Parkman

In this generative creative writing class we will dive into the most essential elements of fiction: plot, character development, dialogue, and sentences. Students will leave this class with a greater understanding of how fiction works and how to strengthen their own creative writing projects.

Each class, students will be provided with exercises to practice new techniques to incorporate into their own writing. Our in-class writing prompts will give students the chance to produce exciting new work every week. And there will be time reserved each class for sharing work and receiving feedback.

Whether you are at work on a novel, a writer of short stories, or someone who just wants to make more time for writing in your life, this class will leave you feeling creatively inspired and motivated.

This class will be a live meeting on Zoom. Click HERE for instructions on how to set up an account.  1-2 business days after registration, you will receive a link with a Meeting ID and Password to enter the class!

Date/Time: 3 Tuesdays, August 4-18, 1:00-2:00 PM
Tuition:  FREE with Registration 
Age/Level: Teens 14-18, All Levels

Karen Parkman received her MFA in Creative Writing from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She has taught creative writing and composition classes at the University of Iowa, Kirkwood Community College, and the Iowa Young Writers’ Studio. Her fiction has appeared in Joyland and Witness Magazine. You can find her at the (virtual) front desk on evenings and weekends at White Bear Center of the Arts!

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