Local writers will have the opportunity to hone
their skills with UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program's
summer workshop series. The program will offer four workshops in
poetry and prose. Classes are open to all interested writers but
class size is limited; early registration is suggested.
Noted author and UNC Asheville literature and language lecturer Cynn
Chadwick will teach "Only Trouble is Interesting in Fiction: A
Fiction Workshop for Beginning-Intermediate Writers" at the
Asheville School, 360 Asheville School Rd., from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on
Mondays, June 2-30. The workshop will focus on craft terminology and
execution of technique as students write and workshop their short
Marjorie Klein, a noted writer, was recognized in Barnes and Noble's
2000 "Discover Great New Writers" selection. She will teach
"Everybody's Got a Story: Writing the Personal Essay" at the YMI
Cultural Center, 39 S. Market St., from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays
and Thursdays, June 5-19. Students will read the work of published
writers, participate in free-writing exercises and refine drafts of
their personal essays through workshop critiques and revision.
Dale Neal, fiction writer and veteran Asheville Citizen-Times
journalist, will lead "The Mechanics of Story: A Prose Workshop" at
the Asheville School from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 5-26.
Students will study classic stories and work on developing their
craft, ultimately developing their own stories through workshops.
Local poet Mark Prudowsky will teach "Torque and Tone in Poetry" at
the Phil Mechanics Studios, 109 Roberts St., from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Mondays, June 2-30. The class, aimed at poets who are interested in
expanding their craft by learning how to vary tone in their work,
will examine various poetic elements.
Each course qualifies for one UNC Asheville credit hour in
literature and language. Tuition and fees are $84.34 for in-state
students and $455.62 for out-of-state students. A $20 non-refundable
application fee for new students will also be charged.
For more information or to register, call UNC Asheville Extension
and Distance Education Office at 828/232-5122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are also available at