Christopher Shade teaching Fall 2017 at The Writers Studio in NYC

TWS-Logo_darkChristopher is teaching writing (for writers of both fiction and poetry) again this fall at The Writers Studio in the West Village, NYC. Register to join before the first class night, Wednesday Oct 4! The link to learn more and register is https://www.writerstudio.com/course/nyc-level-1-shade-fall-2017/

Christopher’s class is the Level 1 introduction to the Writers Studio method. From the website: “All students new to The Writers Studio NYC start with Level I. Since we approach teaching with our own method and vocabulary, even experienced writers with publications and/or MFAs will find plenty that is new and challenging in Level I. Our short weekly exercises are designed to stimulate students’ imaginations while also teaching a lot of nuts-and-bolts narrative strategies. Students learn that a narrative voice is born out of conscious creation and is not merely the voice we use when speaking or keeping a journal. We encourage students to turn autobiographical fragments into publishable work by using different narrative personas to tell their story in fiction and poetry.”

 

“Weather Permitting” in PressBoardPress

PressBoardPress logoChristopher’s experimental-form nonfiction story “Weather Permitting” in PressBoardPress. The story is in a diagrammatic form that follows the Fibonnaci series of numbers: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, etc., where each number is the sum of the previous two. The form of this story applies the Fibonnaci series to the paragraphs: each paragraph is numbered, and each paragraph’s number is its word count.