The goal of this class is to help students use a full range of technique to gain greater emotional freedom and depth in their work. They learn to create and sustain an effective artistic distance. We explore this subtle but powerful idea further in The Writers Studio Craft Class, which all Level 4 students must be enrolled in to participate.
Students who have created a successful narrative persona in an exercise are encouraged to use that exercise as a germ for a story. As students work on that story, they are free to post it, two pages at a time, over successive weeks of the term. It’s very instructive for the other students in the class to watch The Writers Studio method flower in this way.
Open only to students who have completed Level 3 and upon the recommendation of the teacher.
The generous intellectual environment of The Writers Studio was immediately and everywhere apparent on the evening I read there. I enjoyed it immensely and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for a stimulating place to try to advance their craft.
author of Palladio (Doubleday 2002) and The Privileges (Random House 2010)