Summer Workshop Program 2024

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Asako Serizawa The Trouble with Historical Fiction: A Revision Workshop June 16 to June 21, 2024 Time 1 pm - 4 pm Discipline: Fiction Open To All On-site Housing NOT Available - Off-site Housing Options
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(Afternoon Workshop; 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM) 

Whether personal, family, or collective, weaving history into fiction often means engaging with difficult, unresolved, and/or otherwise troubled stories. This workshop is for fiction writers grappling with lived and inherited histories. Workshops will begin with a mini-talk and close reading of excerpts from a range of fiction curated towards workshopping manuscripts-in-progress. We’ll address research questions, ethical concerns, craft issues and possibilities, and whatever else has been troubling your writing process. Expect to walk away with fresh eyes, deepened ways of reading as a writer, and generative tools to mold, texture, sharpen, and catalyze drafts into the next phase.


Please submit up to 20pp (double-spaced, 12pt font) of a manuscript-in-progress you would like to workshop to by May 31.


Asako Serizawa is the author of Inheritors, which won the PEN/Open Book Award and The Story Prize Spotlight Award, was a Massachusetts Book Awards Honors Book, and was longlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize. A recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Mass Cultural Council, her work has been awarded two O. Henry Prizes, a Pushcart Prize, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, and fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MacDowell, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, among others. She lives in Boston.

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