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Fiction Blast

with Carla St. Gelais


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May 21, 2024

6:00PM - 8:00PM

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Class Description

In this short workshop we will utilize a variety of visual tools and interactive techniques to generate all sorts of creative writing. We’ll focus on creating characters, conflicts, settings and dialogue which can all be used for your own fiction repertoire. If you’re an avid fiction writer, come and get some fresh material. If you’re a novice, come and see how much fun writing can be. This postcard of a Highland Cow and the writing generated from it is a tiny representation of what can happen in this class—using a visual of something completely random and starting a story from it or generating writing that can be used in a story you’ve already started.

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Minimum Age

18 and older, exceptions with special permission

About the Instructor

I have my BA in English Teaching and my MAT in Secondary Education, both from the University of New Hampshire. I have over five years experience teaching High School English in New Hampshire, and much time spent in various internships, substitute teaching, observations, etc., at all different grade levels. I taught a Community College course in American Literature to a group of Firemen in NH who were earning their Associate's Degree. This class was actually taught at the Fire Station. I earned my TEFL certificate in Prague, CZ through a rigorous month of instruction while living abroad. I have led multiple Creative Writing workshops over Zoom and in person, taught English as a foreign language to a group of Russians for about two years, raised two creative and independent children of my own, and write literally wherever I go. I was a Contributing Writer for "St.Augustine Social" magazine in St.Augustine, Florida, which involved interviewing local people and writing about them. I also have a poem published in a leading Educational Journal for Teachers of English, "English Journal." I have traveled extensively and come from a family of educators, as my parents were Professors, writers and teachers.

Class Registration and Cancellation Policy

Advance Registration Required.

Registration: Class registrations are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cancellation/Refund: The Floyd Center for the Arts will conduct classes for which an adequate number of students are registered. Class status is determined 1 week before the first date of the class, unless otherwise noted. Acceptance of payment does not guarantee that a class will run. If the Center must cancel a scheduled class, students who registered for such classes will be given the opportunity to transfer their payments to another course or receive a full refund of their tuition payment.

Student Withdrawals: Students withdrawing from a class before the cancellation period has ended, (one week prior to the start of class, unless otherwise noted) can receive a full refund or may transfer their payments to another class of their choice. Students who withdraw after the cancellation period has closed or after class has started, will not receive a refund.

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