This advanced fiction-writing workshop aims to inspire and encourage writers to create their best short and long-form fiction through weekly instruction, analysis and submissions. We explore all craft elements in depth, from audience and backstory to transitions and voice. Our critique method emphasizes exploration and discovery by analyzing each writer’s work to understand which elements […]
Adele Annesi is an award-winning writer, editor and teacher, and co-author of Now What? The Creative Writer's Guide to Success After the MFA. A founder of the Ridgefield Writers Conference, freelance book editor and former development editor for Scholastic Publishing, Adele is also a freelance writer whose articles, columns, posts, reviews and stories have appeared in 34th Parallel, Connecticut Muse, Epiphany, The Fairfield Review, Feile-Festa, Fringe Blog, Hamline University’s Lit Link, Hersam Acorn Media, Hotmetalpress, Marco Polo Arts Magazine, Midway Journal, Miranda Literary Magazine, The Pittsburgh Quarterly, Pyramid, Tertulia, Trillium, the Washington Independent Review of Books and Southern Literary Review, where she served as managing editor. Her work has been anthologized for Chatter House Press and Fairfield University, where she received her MFA in creative writing. Adele’s essay on Italian citizenship is among the Clarion Award-winning Essays About Life Transitions by Women Writers, and her flash fiction has been adapted for the stage. Adele teaches writing and English at Naugatuck Valley Community College and advanced fiction at the Westport Writers’ Workshop. She is a member of the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association, the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut and Pen America. Her novels and short stories are often set in the land of sunflowers. Her long-running editor’s blog for writers is Word for Words, and her website is AdeleAnnesi. As a teacher of the craft and art of writing and a continual learner, Adele most enjoys inspiring other writers to create their best work.