Workshop Focus

Fiction is made up of two kinds of writing: fully developed scenes joined together by necessary narration—like a string of beads. Concentrating upon the elements of scene and structure, we will examine techniques to make our stories and novels really “come alive” on the page.


This workshop is full. Click here to join the waitlist.
This workshop is for advanced writers. Please submit a sample of your fiction (20 pages max) plus a one-page bio—your life, your writing thus far, and what you’d like to get out of this group. Submissions should be a single file in .doc format with the title “SmithSub_YourName.doc”

About Lee Smith

Lee Smith—a native of Grundy, VA—is the author of sixteen works of fiction including Fair and Tender Ladies, Oral History, and a collection of stories, Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger. Her latest novel Guests on Earth was published October 2013. She has received many awards including the North Carolina Award for Literature and an Academy Award in Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; her novel The Last Girls was a New York Times bestseller as well as winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award.
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