World Building: Making Settings Matter (1858)

Three Mondays: June 11, 18, 25, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

$85 (10% off for members)

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.

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

Aaron Hamburger was awarded the Rome Prize by the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his short story collection The View from Stalin’s Head (Random House). His next book, a novel titled Faith for Beginners (Random House), was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Poets & Writers, Tin House, Subtropics, Details, Michigan Quarterly Review, Boulevard, and The Village Voice. He has received fellowships from the Edward F. Albee Foundation and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Umbria, Italy, as well as residencies from Yaddo and Djerassi. He has also taught writing at Columbia University, NYU, the Stonecoast MFA Program, and George Washington University.

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

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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
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Published: Scribner Book Company - October 2nd, 2001