Students at this level have a solid grounding in the tenets and technical terms that are the building blocks of The Writers Studio approach. Focus turns to enriching the work by creating an individual voice and tapping into an underlying emotion. This class asks students to recognize the specific qualities that make a narrative or poem engaging and entertaining to the reader.
Each term, students have an opportunity to present a story draft of 10 pages or less, although this is not a requirement. The draft is an extension of an exercise from any previous Writers Studio class. The goal is to learn how to sustain a narrative voice that will propel students to the end of a story, what the benefits and pitfalls of the narrator might be, and how to deepen a mood and develop characters. In the third term of Level III, students enroll in the Craft Class as well as the workshop.
Open only to students who have completed Level II and upon recommendation of the teacher.
Class meets in Greenwich Village at The Village Community School, 272 West 10th Street. Bring a photo id to sign in at the front desk.
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