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Greenwood, Brooklyn
159 17th St
Btwn 3rd & 4th Avenues
New York, New York 11215
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Alaa Al Aswany

What you'll learn in this fiction class:

The art of writing begins with reading critically. This class teaches the tools to appreciate great literary works and learn from the approach of the writers. Techniques include interpreting fiction, recognizing underlying themes, and decoding allegory. Through readings, writing exercises, and class discussions, we examine works by such authors as Anton Chekhov, Ernest Hemingway, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Kate Chopin, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, E. L. Doctorow, Chinua Achebe, Yusuf Idris, and George Orwell, among others. Students will write and discuss their analysis of three literary masterpieces.

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If you need to withdraw after your class has started (or one business day before it starts), you won’t receive a refund, but you are welcome to a credit less the price of Week 1 and your $25 registration fee, but we need to hear from you two business days or more before Week 2 meets for that to happen. After that point, no credits are available.

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For a refund or credit, contact us two business days or more before your class starts. You can either choose to hold a full credit with us good for one year on another class OR you can opt for a refund less a $25 administrative fee and your $25 registration fee ($50 total).

If you withdraw two hours or more before it begins, you are welcome to a full credit toward another class of the same price. (You can only reschedule once.) Please call rather than email; leave a voicemail if there is no answer. No refunds are available. If you simply don’t show up and don’t notify us in advance, you forfeit your money.

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Please note:
  • Credits are valid for one year and cannot be changed into refunds down the road.
  • Simply not attending class or notifying the instructor does not mean you have officially withdrawn.
  • Some exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis for medical emergencies with a doctor’s note.
  • Refunds take up to six weeks to process.
  • Please understand, we cannot issue a refund after classes have started, even if you miss your first class.
  • Similarly, we cannot offer you a credit one day before your second class or after that.
  • We understand that other obligations get in the way of attending class, but these policies allow us to get other interested writers into class early enough to have a good experience, and this allows us to offer our classes at a reasonable price.
Important Notes:
  • Students are allowed to join a class in the second week.
  • Only those who pay the tuition in full can be guaranteed a place in class.
  • Class dates and times may be subject to change.
  • A substitute may be assigned or make-up classes added to the end of the term.
  • Auditing and the recording of classes are not allowed.
  • For all classes, students receive a record of payment and registration.
  • The Creative Writing Workshop reserves the right to remove any student at our discretion.
  • The Creative Writing Workshop does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, socioeconomic status, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, or marital status.
  • Our courses are not intended to provide instruction that will result in the student's acquisition of occupational skills.
Contact Info: E-mail: [email protected]; Phone: 212-729-4088

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Is there a syllabus and a reading list, please? Thanks.
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! The class teaches the tools to appreciate literary works and learn from accomplished writers from around the world. Students learn to interpret fiction, recognize underlying themes, decipher writing techniques, and analyze the human content of each story. Through readings, writing exercises, and class discussions, we examine works by such diverse authors as Anton Chekhov, Ernest Hemingway, Gabriel García Márquez, Kate Chopin, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, E. L. Doctorow, Nélida Piñon, Chinua Achebe, Yusuf Idris, and George Orwell, among others.
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Alaa Al Aswany Creative Writing Workshop

The classes start in January 2018. The course topics are Reading Fiction (five-week classes), Fiction Writing (ten-week classes), Advanced Fiction Writing (ten-week classes), Short Story Writing (ten-week classes), Novel Writing (ten-week classes), One-Day Master Classes, and One-On-One Tutorials. Class...

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