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A Course in Creative Writing

01

Feb­2016

28

Apr­2016

DESCRIPTION

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 run by literary critic 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 groups will learn to understand what a literary work is and how it is made, and learn how to find one's unique style and write a short story.

ABOUT THE COURSE INSTRUCTOR

Leonid Kostyukov is a critic and an author of poetry and prose. He studied at Moscow State University (Mechanics and Mathematics, graduated in 1981) and the Literature Institute (graduated in 1989), and has published over 50 works of fiction (in magazines like Znamya, Druzhba narodov, Oktyabr, Arion, Vozduh, Ogonyok and Novyi mir) and over 500 articles in international press (including in the USA, Israel, France, and Serbia). He has received the Druzhba narodov and Ulov awards for the best short story, and is a jury member for short stories at the Debyut awards. He has compiled a two-volume anthology of contemporary poetry, and several online anthologies of poetry and prose. He reads lectures and runs workshops in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and other cities.

schedule

GROUP 1

Mondays 19:30–21:30; February 1 through April 25, 2016.

February 1, Monday

19:30–21:30  Garage Glass Room

Reading. Writing. Critique

February 8, Monday

19:30–21:30  Resource Room

Literature and pulp fiction

February 15, Monday

19:30–21:30  Resource Room

Blank page syndrome

February 22, Monday

19:30–21:30  Garage Glass Room

The nature of fiction

February 29, Monday

19:30–21:30  Garage Glass Room

Protagonist’s free will

March 14, Monday

19:30–21:30  Garage Glass Room

Types in fiction

March 21, Monday

19:30–21:30 Garage Glass Room

Prose genres

March 28, Monday

19:30–21:30 Garage Glass Room

The author and protagonist

April 4, Monday

19:30–21:30 Garage Glass Room

The role of detail

April 11, Monday

19:30–21:30 Garage Glass Room

Composition

April 18, Monday

19:30–21:30 Garage Glass Room

Rhythm in prose

April 25, Monday

19:30–21:30 Garage Glass Room

Talent. A journey. Inspiration

GROUP 2

Thursdays 19:30–21:30; February 11 through April 28, 2016.

February 11, Thursday

19:30–21:30  Garage Glass Room

Reading. Writing. Critique

February 18, Thursday

19:30–21:30  Garage Glass Room

Literature and pulp fiction

February 25, Thursday

19:30–21:30  Garage Class Room

Blank page syndrome

March 3, Thursday

19:30–21:30  Garage Glass Room

The nature of fiction

March 10, Thursday

19:30–21:30  Garage Glass Room

Protagonist’s free will

March 17, Thursday

19:30–21:30  Garage Glass Room

Types in fiction

March 24, Thursday

19:30–21:30  Garage Glass Room

Prose genres

March 31, Thursday

19:30–21:30  Garage Glass Room

The author and protagonist

April 7, Thursday

19:30–21:30  Garage Glass Room

The role of detail

April 14, Thursday

19:30–21:30  Garage Glass Room

Composition

April 21, Thursday

19:30–21:30  Garage Glass Room

Rhythm in prose

April 28, Thursday

19:30–21:30  Garage Class Room

Talent. A journey. Inspiration

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