Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pmLocation:
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (the J)
8900 Little River Turnpike
Contact: Carla Rosenfeld
Instructor: Lisa Leibow, JD, MA
Participants will explore the writing process and elements of fiction such as character, setting, point of view, and dialogue. This is a hands-on writing lab, where students
will complete writing exercises that emphasize various fiction techniques. Students will also workshop a story or chapter, and will write and workshop several shorter
pieces written to prompts. We will discuss aspects of crafting fiction writing. Ideally, students will leave this course with ideas on how to improve the particular stories,
novel chapters, or scenes examined during the session, as well as how to improve their fiction writing in general.
Limited to 15 students – beginner to intermediate level.
Lisa Leibow earned a Masters in writing with a concentration in fiction from Johns Hopkins University. She has taught writing at Northern Virginia Community
College, University of Maryland University College, and at Johns Hopkins University. Her work has appeared in literary journals including, CommuterLit, Diverse Voices
Quarterly, Eleven Eleven, Folly, Griffin, Mulberry Fork, Pisgah Review, Rougarou, Sand Hill Review, and Sanskrit. She’s the recipient of a Vermont Studio Center grant and
residency, as well as the winner of Pitchapalooza D.C. and an honorable mention in the John Gardner Award for Best Character Description.
Fee: $230/ $200 J member