Each workshop is taught by an experienced, published author (writer-in-residence) in a small group setting. Most classes are limited to just 12 participants. All workshops are held on the second floor of the Literary Arts Center at Alumni Hall. (Located on the south end of the grounds on Wythe Ave. across from the Hall of Philosophy.)
For specific questions regarding workshops, please contact Jill Gerard.
Registration begins in April. Call the ticket ofice at 716.357.6250 to register by phone or register online at https://chqtickets.com. You may also register at one of our ticketing windows at our Main Gate Welcome Center.
Weekly prose and poetry workshops have been the core of the Chautauqua Writers' Center for 24 years. Faculty members are selected not only for their national reputations and the quality of their work, but also for their ability to inspire developing writers to grow in their craft.
GETTING WEIRD: INNOVATIVE STORY STRUCTURE
Laura Maylene Walter
June 26-30 | 1:15 – 3:15 p.m.
This workshop will help writers explore playful, creative ways to structure a short story. Consider writing a story organized around a museum exhibit, a Facebook stream, a series of natural disasters, or celestial bodies—the options are limitless. By stepping away from traditional structure, writers can discover new storytelling opportunities and stretch the limits of their imaginations. We’ll look at published examples of innovative story structures and then go wild creating our own. No experience or advance submissions necessary.