Jack Livings | The Fiction Workshop

Brooklyn, NY Tuesdays, June 11–July 16

How does a story create a world and immerse us in the lives of its characters? How do you conjure their daily reality? In this fiction workshop with award-winning author Jack Livings, we will look closely at elements of craft in your own work toward better understanding—and enhancing—the mechanics of your writing. Along the way, we’ll suggest stories to read that resonate with the topics we are exploring in class.

Jack Livings is author of the short story collection The Dog, which was awarded the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize and the Rome Prize for Literature; and praised for “the range of vividly human experience it presents” (Atlantic), “his eye for sharp detail” (Wall Street Journal), and “virtuosity as a storyteller” (New York Times). His stories have appeared in A Public Space, the Paris Review, Tin House, and Best American Short Stories, among others, and have been awarded two Pushcart Prizes. His novel, The Blizzard Party, will be published by FSG in 2021.

Course Schedule
June 11–July 16
6:30–9:00 p.m.
6 sessions

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