Eudora Welty wrote, “One place understood helps us understand all places better.” In this two-hour workshop we will examine the notion of “landscape as character” in fiction and nonfiction, look at the work of several writers who incorporate memorable, nuanced and vivid landscapes in their work, and examine how writers bring the settings of their stories to vibrant life on the page. There will also be a short writing exercise and an opportunity to share; please come to class with paper and pen!
Robin MacArthur’s debut collection of short stories, HALF WILD, won the 2017 PEN New England award for fiction, and was a finalist for both the New England Book Award and the Vermont Book Award. Her novel, HEART SPRING MOUNTAIN, was published by Ecco was a IndieNext Selection and a finalist for the New England Book Award. Robin is also the editor of Contemporary Vermont Fiction: An Anthology, one-half of the indie folk duo Red Heart the Ticker, and the recipient of two Creation Grants from the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. She teaches at Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing & Publishing, at VCFA’s Novel Writing Retreat, at The Governor’s Institute of the Arts, and has taught in many non-traditional settings throughout the US. .
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Online via ZOOM*
Wednesday, February 10
7pm to 9pm
*Zoom Meeting link will be emailed 24 hours before the event