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.