ONLINE CLASS World Building: Making Settings Matter (2248) SOLD OUT

Two Mondays: June 13, 20 and One Tuesday June 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. EDT Online

$140 Per Person (10% off for members)

Sold OUT Readers enjoy meeting fascinating characters and following a good story, but they also love the chance to explore new worlds or get a fresh perspective on places they've long known. In this three-session course, we'll consider a variety of strategies to create a vivid sense of setting that goes beyond info-dump or set decoration and brings the world to life, adding a vibrant, essential element to your storytelling in both fiction and non-fiction.

Two Mondays: June 13, 20 and One Tuesday June 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. EDT Online

Recommended Books:
A Small Place, Jamaica Kincaid (
Seeing Through Places, Mary Gordon (9780684862552)

Aaron Hamburger is the author of a story collection titled THE VIEW FROM STALIN’S HEAD which was awarded the Rome Prize by the American Academy of Arts and Letters and nominated for a Violet Quill Award. He has also written three novels: FAITH FOR BEGINNERS, nominated for a Lambda Literary Award, NIRVANA IS HERE, winner of a Bronze Medal from the 2019 Foreword Reviews Indies Book Awards, and HOTEL CUBA, due out from Harper Perennial in 2023. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Village Voice, Tin House, Michigan Quarterly Review, Subtropics, Crazyhorse, Boulevard, Poets & Writers, Tablet, O, the Oprah Magazine, Out, The Massachusetts Review, The Bennington Review, Nerve, Time Out, Details, and The Forward. He has also won fellowships from Yaddo, Djerassi, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and the Edward F. Albee Foundation as well as first prize in the Dornstein Contest for Young Jewish Writers, and his short fiction and creative non-fiction have received special mentions in the Pushcart Prizes.He has taught creative writing at Columbia University, the George Washington University, New York University, Brooklyn College, and the Stonecoast MFA Program.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

A Small Place Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374527075
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 28th, 2000

Seeing Through Places: Reflections on Geography and Identity Cover Image
ISBN: 9780684862552
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Scribner - October 2nd, 2001