Fiction Workshop

Bart Thornton, Ph.D.
Rising 11th – Rising 12th Graders
Session I: June 10 – July 5 • 9 a.m – 2:30 p.m.
Session II: July 8 – Aug. 2 • 9 a.m – 2:30 p.m.
Monday – Thursday
No class on Thursday, July 4 (Students will meet Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday this week)
$1,095 per session
Designed for students who have shown an aptitude for creative writing and thought, Fiction Workshop focuses on contemporary literature and ction writing. In some ways the class will resemble the prototypical English class: you will read, discuss and write about the material you have read. On the other hand, the vast majority of work you produce will be creative rather than critical. By course’s end, you will have written three strong stories and a compelling novella (several chapters in length). This work – presented in an “anthology” along with some of your favorite pieces by your peers – will serve as a testament to your originality and diligence as a ction writer and editor.
Dr. Bart Thornton chaired the English Department for seven years at Collegiate School, where he now serves as Dean of Faculty. He teaches American literature, Russian literature, Postmodernism and an interdisciplinary course called “Anarchy and the Avant-Garde.” Previously, he taught at independent schools in Houston and Chicago. In addition to holding a doctorate in English from the University of Texas at Austin, he writes novels and screenplays.
Qualified Collegiate students – those who have earned an A- average or better in their last two semesters of English – may take this elective for Honors credit. This will, however, require additional, independent reading and writing.
For more information, contact Bart Thornton at bthornton@collegiate-va.org.
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