The University of the arts

Writer's Workshop
The University of the Arts

CE 1913N 01 Writer's Workshop

CE 1913N 01

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Kenneth Bingham



Summer 2018

  • (Jun. 7 to Aug. 9)
  • Thu 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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  • Tuition: $388 / Fees: $20
This course is structured as an ongoing workshop to allow both fiction and non-fiction writers to share, critique and improve their craft through lively discussions, conferences, written critiques, personal feedback and more, led by a professional writer. Participants examine plot structure, character developement, effective dialogue, voice and point of view. The goal is to guide students to refine a piece of work in preparation to publish, while honoring the ongoing creative process of writing, editing and critiquing. This course is intended for writers with some work in various stages of development that they are eager to improve and expand.

Check out our interview with instructor Ken Bingham.

Course Overview

The goal is of course to be able to publish a piece of your work. You will most certainly be reaching toward this goal in the class. But writing is much more than that. In our writing, we reveal the deepest part of ourselves. It puts us in touch with everything around us. The world becomes brighter, the air crisper, the skies bluer. It’s an amazing gift to give to others and to ourselves. You’ll find that publishing is easy. It’s exciting but not half as exciting as the process.

What will you do in class?

This is a Creative Writing Workshop. As such, class participation is extremely important. Each week, you will be given several stories to read and critique. When we gather together the week afterward, we will speak about the stories in depth. Your involvement is critical to the process.

  • Readings + Reviews
  • Written Assignments
  • Critiques

What topics will be covered?

  • What Makes a Story?
  • Character Work
  • Narrative
  • Dialogue
  • Background Work
  • Impending Peril (What’s at Stake?)
  • Rising Action
  • Conflict & Resolution


All materials will be handed out in class, or provided electronically.