Fiction Writing with Author Richard Krawiec coming in November

Part of DCA’s Visiting Artist Series, the writing-intensive, learner-centered course will focus on reading a diverse range of stories, discussion of fictional techniques, and writing and revising a story. Class will include sharing parts of student stories in progress – not for critique, but for positive feedback. Among topics covered will be how to write effective action, dialogue, description; ways to integrate flashbacks and utilize time; voice, tone, and theme.

The 6-week class will be held online via Zoom on Tuesdays (7:00 – 9:00 p.m.) November 3 – December 8. Class fee is $120 for DCA members, $150 for non-members. For registration information, call 410-228-7782.

Richard Krawiec is an American writer from Massachusetts, who currently lives in North Carolina. His first novel, Time Sharing was published by Viking Penguin. He published a second novel, Faith in What? and the short story collection And Fools of God. He has written two sports biographies for young people, one about basketball star Yao Ming and the other about Olympic Gold Medal winning skater Sarah Hughes. His first book of poetry, “Breakdown” was published in 2008 by Main Street Rag Press. His second book of poetry, “She Hands Me the Razor” was published in 2012 by Press 53. He has had 4 plays published by Big Dog Publishing. Krawiec’s poetry, fiction, feature articles, and plays appear in commercial and literary publications throughout the US, Europe, and Asia.

Krawiec wrote the Beginning and Intermediate Fiction Writing curriculum for the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where he teaches online writing classes. He is also the founder of Jacar Press that publishes poetry and contributes proceeds to fund workshops in underserved areas. He was one of the first writers to teach writing in homeless shelters, prisons, and housing projects. His anthology of writing from homeless shelters, “In Our Own Words” was the first published work to feature writing by people experiencing homelessness. His play, “Here, There, or in the Air” was co-written with the women on Death Row in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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