WRITERS' WORKSHOP PROGRAM: January 13-17, 2020

Christopher Castellani

The Art of Perspective: Who's Telling Your Story?

Christopher Castellani, photo by Michael Joseph
Christopher Castellani, photo by Michael Joseph
  • January 13-17, 2020
  • Mixed, $600
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There’s no more important decision the writer makes than who tells the story. In this class, we’ll examine each other’s manuscripts primarily through the lens of point of view and using the concept of narrative strategy, though we’ll take each story as a whole and discuss how all the craft elements are working together. Open to short story writers and novelists with stand-alone excerpts.


Apply via Submittable

  • This is a mixed levels workshop.
  • Please submit a cover letter that states your interest in this workshop and gives an overview of your writing background and prior workshop experience, if any.
  • The cost is $600. If you are selected to participate in the workshop, a deposit of $200 is required to register, with the balance due by September 30.
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the class is full.

Financial Assistance is available to those who would not otherwise be able to attend—click here for guidelines and application.


Christopher Castellani’s fourth novel, Leading Men, explores Tennessee Williams’s complex literary and personal relationships. He is also the author of the novels All This Talk of Love, The Saint of Lost Things, and A Kiss from Maddalena. Castellani’s analysis of point of view in fiction, The Art of Perspective, was published as part of Graywolf’s prestigious “Art Of …” series. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, and is on the faculty of the Warren Wilson College MFA Program and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Castellani lives in Boston, where he is artistic director of GrubStreet.