This NYC Level 2 class will be held in person at the Village Community School at 272 W. 10th Street.

Assignments, discussion, and critiques will delve more deeply into the process of creating and sustaining a strong narrative voice.

This in-person NYC Level 2 class is an eight-week class for students who have completed two terms of Level 1 and are eager to learn additional craft. For most students, the weekly routine will be much like that of Level 1, but with assignments, discussion, and critiques that delve more deeply and broadly into the process of creating and sustaining a strong narrative voice, and exploring the power of creating tension between the narrator’s tone of voice and the piece’s underlying mood. Some of the eight weeks are spent revising and deepening exercises from earlier in the term.

Students who miss in-person classes due to a Covid infection are welcomed to rejoin the class after testing negative for Covid or five days after they have no symptoms. In-person classes are not recorded, so there will be no recording provided should a student miss class for any reason. Should the teacher test positive for Covid, class will either meet via Google Meet or a substitute teacher will be provided.


Writers Studio Teacher

Joel Hinman

Joel Hinman has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and his short stories have appeared in The Alabama Literary Review, The Brooklyn Review, Confrontations, and Epiphany, among others, and forthcoming in Amarillo Bay. His fiction has been anthologized in The Writers Studio at 30 and Epiphany Magazine’s Best of the Last 20 Years to be published in 2022 from Ristretto Press.

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