Whether you are at work on a short story or a novel, of whatever genre, participants in this course will come ready to read your work with a critical eye and an adventurous sense of the infinite forms and subjects fiction can tackle. We will read a few excellent published stories, but the overwhelming emphasis will be on discussion of your submitted works-in-progress, what they are already saying, and how to let them sing.
Come to the first meeting of the class with 10 copies of a manuscript (up to 20 pages, double-spaced, 12pt font) which we will discuss over the course of the week.
SALVATORE SCIBONA’s first novel, The End, was a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Young Lions Fiction Award from The New York Public Library. Scibona has won a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and a Fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, where he serves on the Writing Committee. In 2010, he was included in The New Yorker’s "20 Under 40" list of young writers to watch.