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A Course in Creative Writing. 18+

Date

From 1 October 2018 to 24 December 2018

Hours

19:30–21:30
Mondays and Thursdays

Place

Kids’ Studio

12 sessions

120 min
A Course in Creative Writing. 18+A Course in Creative Writing. 18+

 

How does one start writing and where does one look for inspiration? How can you diversify your reading list and learn to understand fiction? These are some of the questions discussed in the course by novelist Leonid Kostyukov.

Learn about the tricks that help writers find their audience, and find out how to start writing. Is it more important to have a plot or to know who your characters are? As the course progresses, the group will learn to understand what a literary work is and how it is made, learn how to find one's unique style, and write a short story.

Class size: 15

Price per Segment: 13 000

10% discount on education events for GARAGE members

Schedule

Reading. Writing. Critique

In the first class, listeners will learn how to approach a text, how to take criticism, and whether a desire to write is enough to start writing.

Date
Monday, October 1
Time
19:30–21:30
Place
Garage Kids' Studio

Literature and pulp fiction

In the second class, participants will discuss the difference between great prose and pulp fiction, talk about their purposes and the ideas behind them.

Date
Monday, October 8
Time
19:30–21:30
Place
Garage Kids' Studio

Blank page problem

Participants will discuss the best ways to start writing, and look at some of the best new beginnings in world literature.

Date
Monday, October 22
Time
19:30–21:30
Place
Garage Kids' Studio

The nature of fiction

The class looks at the process of writing fiction and how lived experiences and real emotions help describe fictional events.

Date
Monday, October 29

Time
19:30–21:30
Place
Garage Kids' Studio

Protagonist’s free will

Leonid Kostyukov will speak about the development of the protagonist’s character through his or her actions and words.

Date
Monday, November 5
Time
19:30–21:30
Place
Garage Kids' Studio

Types in fiction

What is the difference between a “typical” and a “lifelike” situation? In this class, participants will think of how to try and say something new about the everyday.

Date
Monday, November 12
Time
19:30–21:30
Place
Garage Kids' Studio

Prose genres

The seventh class of the course is devoted to genres. Participants will look at the differences between big and small form in literature and learn to compare them.

Date
Monday, November 19

Time
19:30–21:30
Place
Garage Kids' Studio

The author and protagonist

In this class, participants will discuss the difference between the life and beliefs of the author on the one hand, and the protagonist on the other.

Date
Monday, November 26
Time
19:30–21:30
Place
Garage Kids' Studio

The role of detail

This class looks at various literary devices and how to employ them in the best possible way. 

Date
Monday, December 3
Time
19:30–21:30
Place
Garage Kids' Studio

Composition

The tenth class of the course explores the difference between linear and nonlinear narratives and other structural variables.

Date
Monday, December 10
Time
19:30–21:30
Place
Garage Kids' Studio

Rhythm in prose

This class is devoted to rhythm in literature (the text’s pace and structure) and looks at paragraphs as units in prose.

Date
Monday, December 17
Time
19:30–21:30
Place
Garage Kids' Studio

Talent. A journey. Inspiration

The final class is devoted to the author’s motivation. Participants discuss talent and inspiration and the development of the author.

Date
Monday, December 24
Time
19:30–21:30
Place
Garage Kids' Studio