This is a craft-focused workshop geared to the advanced short story and novel writer. Workshop time is spent sharing and discussing participants’ material in a respectful and constructive atmosphere intended to elevate the caliber of the work. We will go deeply into the more challenging problems of fiction writing such as story structure, subplot, pacing, […]
Chris Belden is the author of two novels, Shriver (2015) and Carry-on (2012). A film version of Shriver is under development with independent filmmaker Michael Maren through Big Fan Films. His story collection The Floating Lady of Lake Tawaba (2014) won the Fairfield/New Rivers Book Prize (Dani Shapiro, judge). His essay "Inside Words: How to Teach Writing in Prison" won the 2013 Bechtel Prize from Teachers & Writers Collaborative (Susan Orlean, judge). He has an MFA from Fairfield University, and has taught writing at Fairfield U. as well as at such less traditional venues as senior centers, soup kitchens and a maximum security prison.