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EXPERIMENTAL FICTION: A Workshop in Six Chapters

Experimental Fiction: A Workshop in Six Chapters picks up where Alternative Approaches left off. In these six sections, the instructor will guide participants through various experimental strategies for shaping narrative prose. Each session will include a writing prompt (for optional later use), suggested reading, and generous, constructive critique of participants’ work. Writers under consideration might include George Saunders, Samuel Beckett, Melissa Broder, and Lorrie Moore.

The Instructor Jade Sharma is the author of Problems, which the New York Times called "[a] novel about a heroin addict [that] shouldn't be this much fun to read." She has reviewed for the New York Times Book Review, and her work has appeared in Lit Hub, The Evergreen, and Your Unspeakable Voice. Sharma is also a celebrated teacher. One former student writes, "To have Jade Sharma as a writing teacher is a unique experience. Imagine a friend who never judges you and who has your back and who is in close communication with you. That's Jade."

Location: Arts-on-Site, 12 St. Mark's Place, Studio 4F