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A Course in Creative Writing. First group. 18+

Date

From 04 February 2019 to 22 April 2019

Hours

19:30–21:30
Mondays

Place

Kids’ Studio

12 sessions

120 min
A Course in Creative Writing. First group. 18+A Course in Creative Writing. First group. 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: 14 000 RUB

Schedule

Reading. Writing. Critique

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

Date
Monday, February 19
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, February 11
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, February 5
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, February 25
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, March 4
Time
19:30–21:30
Place
Garage Kids' Studio