September 12, 19, 26 and October 3
Fred Shafer -- Time in Fiction
Eudora Welty said that "Time is the bringer-on of action, the instrument of change," and that if the time scheme of a work of fiction breaks down the work will "lie in collapse, its meaning gone." Fred Shafer's lectures will address the challenges involved with choosing, measuring and sustaining an effective time scheme in short stories and novels. Using examples taken from adult literary fiction, as well as genre novels and books for children and young adults, he will show that the decisions a writer makes about time have an impact not just on the meaning of a work, but on several other matters of technique.
TriQuarterly, the international literary journal published by Northwestern University, where he continues to teach a sequence of courses in advanced fiction writing. He also leads a group of three ongoing workshops for short story writers and novelists who are committed to publishing their work. As an editor and teacher, Fred has taken part in the publication of more than two dozen books of fiction. He has also worked with film editors on scripts; one motion picture, on which he received screen credit, won six first prizes at the Milan Film Festival, including best film and best screenplay. His essays, reviews and interviews have appeared in several periodicals.
$10. per session for members
$15 per session for non-members
$35 for all four sessions for members
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