October 20, 2020 (Every week)
Dickinson alumni are invited to participate in a special opportunity for creative writers.
This four-week course is open to all alumni who have experience—either in college or beyond—in writing fiction. This is a small, intensive workshop; the focus will be entirely on student work. There will be no lectures or lessons beyond what rises organically from the stories submitted by the participants. All students will submit two stories and will be asked to read and thoughtfully comment on all of their classmates’ submissions. Led by Susan Perabo, professor of creative writing and Dickinson writer-in-residence. Classes will be held on Oct. 20, Oct. 27, Nov. 10 and Nov. 17, 7-9 p.m. $200 per person. Due to very limited space, registration will be determined by lottery. Please register for the lottery by Sunday, Sept. 20, to submit your name. Names will be drawn on Sept. 21, and payment will be due within 48 hours. Registrants must be able to commit to the full four weeks. Susan Perabo’s most recent books are The Fall of Lisa Bellow (2017) and Why They Run the Way They Do (2016), both from Simon & Schuster. Her work has been anthologized in Best American Short Stories, Pushcart Prize Stories and New Stories from the South, and her fiction and nonfiction has appeared in numerous publications, including One Story, Glimmer Train, The New York Times, The Sun and The Chronicle of Higher Education. She is a professor of creative writing at Dickinson College.