Mary-Beth Hughes | A Technique and Composition Workshop

Online, Zoom Tuesdays, May 19–June 23, 2020

The structure of each class meeting is modeled on the technique classes that are often foundational for dancers. Class will generally begin with a warm-up exercise, continue on to more complex, challenging combinations, then close with something quiet. An overarching focus will be to gather material into a short-story draft. And finally to consider these new compositions and imagine next steps. There will be light homework assignments.

Mary-Beth Hughes is the author of the novels The Loved Ones and Wavemaker II, a New York Times Notable Book; and the acclaimed story collection Double Happiness. A new collection, The Ocean House, is forthcoming from Grove Atlantic. Her story “Lost Cat” appeared in A Public Space No. 15.

Course Schedule
Tuesdays, May 19–June 23
6:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m. EST
6 sessions
This class will be held online on Zoom. Instructions for joining the class will be sent by email after registration.

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