with Jessica Noyes McEntee


Open to all levels of fiction writers and poets; let's steal some "best practices" from both camps. We'll dissect a range of published pieces, including poems, flash fiction, short stories, and excerpts from novels, mulling over "what's working" in terms of craft and execution. We'll extrapolate a sense of animating desire from a Billy Collins poem, for instance, and use this insight to generate a character study. Students will have a chance to read their studies aloud.  


During every other class, we'll designate time for students to present up to 3 double-spaced pages of more polished work for feedback. The artists we'll cover in class include Jenny Xie, Sally Rooney, Stephen Dunn, Jenny Offill. Oh, and we'll have fun! 

Online via ZOOM
4 days -- 10am to 12noon
Monday to Thursday -- July 6, 7, 8, 9


For more info, call 203.227.3250 or email info@WestportWriters.org

Summer Intensive: Poetry & Prose with Jessie McEntee

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