The goal of this class is to help students use a full range of technique in order to access greater emotional freedom and depth in their work. To this end, all students must enroll in the Writer Studio Craft Class, which meets virtually on Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. ET. A reading list of the novels, poetry collections, and memoirs discussed each term is available on the Craft Class course description page. The Wednesday morning following each Craft Class, students will receive a link to a recording of the class. A podcast is also made available. Listening to the Craft Class every week is essential if you can’t attend the video classes on Tuesdays. Your workshop teacher will assign exercises based on the discussions in the weekly Craft Class. Craft Class, where students read as writers and learn to identify a range of narrative techniques, is the heart of the Writers Studio.
Students begin taking Craft Class after three terms of Level 3. Students are entitled to take the Craft Class free for two eight-week terms.
Students who are in Level 4 (after taking three terms of Level 3) may have the opportunity to bring in promising work based on one narrator so as to get a story on its feet.