Christine Schutt | Master Class

Online, Zoom Thursday, November 18, 2021

Fiction Writers with Style

In a depressed decade in the near-bankrupt New York of the 1970s, two fiction writers, both women, brought their distinctive prose styles to bear on the experience of living alone as women in the city. Style is the subject of this class with close attention to selections from Elizabeth Hardwick’s novel Sleepless Nights and Renata Adler’s story “Brownstone.” What constitutes style—is it cool or overheated? How does the style serve the fiction? Shorter passages from such writers as Joan Didion, Shirley Hazzard, Harold Brodkey, Nadine Gordimer, Cormac McCarthy, and others will be read.

Christine Schutt is the author of six works of fiction; most recently, Pure Hollywood (Grove). A Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist, she was most recently honored by the Academy of Arts and Letters with the Katherine Anne Porter prize.

Course Schedule
Thursday, November 18, 2021
6:30–8:30 p.m. ET
1 session
Online on Zoom

A limited number of scholarships will be offered for this Master Class. To apply, please email with the subject “Master Class Scholarship Application” 1) a short statement outlining your interest in this class, and how a scholarship would benefit you as a writer or a reader; and 2) a short bio. Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis.

Cost: $85.00

Online, Zoom
United States

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