Microfiction and Nonfiction: The Whole Enchilada on a Single Page with Steve Lewis

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 11:00 AM until Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 1:00 PM


Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708
United States

Instructor: Steve Lewis
5 sessions, $660


The great (and wordy) novelist William Faulkner, whose forte was apparently not mathematics or understatement, advised would-be authors that writing is “Ninety-nine percent talent … 99 percent discipline … 99 percent work.”  Briefly following his lead in this unique workshop, novice and experienced writers alike will exercise 297 percent of their writing talent, discipline and work ethic toward the creation of short “subtextual” narratives, built on image and suggestion, that can and will blossom into literary experiences much larger than themselves. There will be lots of in-class exercises, take-home triggers, editing galore, and rich ongoing conversations about the way less can be more.

Steve Lewis is a former Mentor at SUNY-Empire State College, current member of the Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute faculty, and longtime freelancer. His work has been published widely, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, LA Times, Ploughshares, Narratively, Spirituality & Health and a biblically long list of parenting publications (7 kids, 16 grandkids). He is a Contributing Writer at Talking Writing and Literary Ombudsman for Read650.com. His more recent books include Zen and the Art of Fatherhood, Fear and Loathing of Boca Raton, a novel, Take This, a generational sequel titled Loving Violet, and a new novel, A Hard Rain (http://www.codhill.com/product/a-hard-rain-by-steven-lewis/). 


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