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Drexel Storylab

Drexel Storylab offers workshops on fiction writing, poetry, memoir, creative non-fiction and other genres for non-traditional students--professional adults, Drexel alumni, current Drexel professors and other interested community members. Storylab is taught by Drexel faculty and visiting writers who are accomplished authors.

Current Workshops & Consultations


Getting Started: For Beginners

Teacher: Nomi Eve
Special Guest Instructor: Katie Moretti
Price: $400
Schedule:
Sundays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 13, 2016
*No class on November 6

The hardest part about writing fiction is getting started. Once you find your starting line, you can run the race. This class is all about finding your starting line as you embark on the challenge of writing fiction.

Participants will:

  • Learn about beginnings in general. We will ask and explore the question: what are interesting, compelling and inventive ways to begin your work?
  • Learn about generating ideas for your fiction. We will ask and explore the question: Where do you go looking for stories? What doors can you walk through in order to find your fiction? What are the most fertile doors for you? Everyone here will have a different answer. The intent of this class is not to direct you towards uniform techniques but to help you find the technique that works most effectively for you.

Fiction Workshop: For Intermediate or Advanced Writers

Teacher: Nomi Eve
Special Guest Instructor: Kelly Simmons
Price: $400
Schedule:
Mondays, 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
September 26, October 17, 24, November 7, 14, 21, 28
*No class: October 3, 10, 31

Are you looking for a supportive community of peers who will read your short fiction and offer constructive feedback? In Fiction Workshop, novelist Nomi Eve guides participants towards the creation of impactful fiction.

  • Students' short fiction forms the basis of weekly discussions.
  • Teacher supplies weekly writing prompts. Workshop participants do not have to use the prompts. Prompts are intended to support, not replace students’ own creative process.
  • Participants can hand in between 500 words - 8 pages double-spaced. Micro-fiction submissions of 500 words (or less) are fine. The higher word limit is only there for students who are itching to write and workshop something longer.
  • Each student is guaranteed to be workshopped every other week, but if pieces are shorter, students will get critiqued more often. Instructor will comment on and offer constructive critique all student efforts.

Private Manuscript 1

Teacher: Nomi Eve
Price: $300
Location: TBD

This experience is geared towards intermediate and advanced writing students. Students receive a close line-edit of a work-in-progress of up to 30 pages of text. Students will receive an in-person critique and creative coaching session in a one-hour meeting with the instructor at a time determined to be most convenient for both.

Private Manuscript 2

Teacher: Nomi Eve
Price: $500
Location: TBD

This experience is geared towards intermediate and advanced writing students. Students receive two separate close line-edits of a work-in-progress of up to 30 pages of text. The edits will each be followed with a one-hour in-person critique and coaching session with the instructor at a time determined to be most convenient for both.

 

Registration


Questions? Contact Storylab Director Nomi Eve at nomi_eve(at)comcast.net.

Storylab is an initiative of Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences housed in the Department of English and Philosophy.