Tuesday, December 28, 2010

FAQ - Classes

Q: Do you do online writing classes? I don't live in the Asheville area but would love to take a class with you.
A: Alas, no online classes. The ones I teach through the Great Smokies Writing Program (see side bar) keep me pretty busy.  But if any of you are interested in spending a week in the mountains and doing a class, I will be teaching at Wildacres Writing Workshop, July 9 -16. 

There are classes in non-fiction, flash fiction, poetry, short story, and novel writing.  And if that doesn't tempt some of you prolific bloggers out there . . .

My class will be  'contemporary commercial fiction' -- that basically means popular fiction as opposed to literary (though some popular fiction is rather literary and some literary fiction is popular . . . )

The tuition, which includes room and board is pretty reasonable.  And there are a few scholarships available.

 I'm really excited about this opportunity. Ron Rash, just to drop a name, is leading the short story class  and I'm hopeful I'll get a chance to sit in at some point. And the poetry offering is so tempting . . .


I haven't been to Wildacres before but the area is beautiful and I've heard nothing but good things about the facility and the food and the programs.


Do check out the links.   It sounds fairly idyllic.

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10 comments:

Reader Wil said...

Oh I wish I could attend your classes!! It would be great to learn how to write better and to improve my English!
Thanks for your comment. At this moment I am waiting for a telephonecall asking me to collect my visitors! Everythin is ready for them.

Brian Miller said...

that is really cool...would love the opportunity to learn from those that have been there...actually going to be in ashville at the end of january for a weekend...

Star said...

Sounds wonderful Vicki. The place looks idyllic as you said. If only... Fun to be with other writers too.
Have you been there before? If not, I think you will enjoy it too.
Blessings, Star

Deanna said...

A class would be amazing, especially in your beautiful neck of the woods. I hope you get a great turnout.

Darla said...

Oh my... must see if I can pinch some pennies! LOL

Margaret Bednar said...

I would love to take a writing class but my fear is greater! LOL I just KNOW I would sit there with empty head and blotchy pen and fill up a sheet with gobblety-gook. I would die of shame and embarrassment. Looks like a wonderfully relaxing place- is it near Asheville?

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Vicki -- Wildacres looks like a pretty place to take a writing workshop. -- barbara

Darla said...

Vicki, could you share more details regarding your class structure? Turning out a more professional and flowing work would surely be exciting! I notice that the application requires a sample, so, of course, there's always the possibility that I wouldn't get in anyway ... I have to decide if I feel confident enough to try! LOL

Vicki Lane said...

No, I've never been there, Star. It has a very good reputation and I am excited that they asked me to teach. I'm sure I'll enjoy it.

Margaret, it's about an hour away from Asheville -- near Little Switzerland,I believe.

Darla, as I understand it, in early June, each class participant sends a stated number of pages to me and to the others in the group. We will then critique those pages during class.

I will also, in early June, send out some notes and general suggestions of things to be looking for, both in your own work and in others.

I will do a thorough line edit of the pages and we will discuss these during class. And I'll be available at other times for questions etc.

I have no idea how the selection process works.

Tipper said...

I've heard great things about wild acres-I hope it all goes great!!