Portals: Imagining Worlds - A Short Fiction Workshop Series with Taylor Polites - Session 6

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

6:30 PM-7:30 PM

Cost: Free; Registration is required as seating is limited

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Trustee's Room (3rd Floor)

Wed, 2016-05-04 18:30 - 19:30

Imagining Worlds:  Short Fiction Workshop Series with Taylor Polites

 Imagining Worlds: A six-week short fiction workshop offered by the Providence Public Library in conjunction with Portals: an exhibition of artifacts from the Library’s Special Collections, meeting Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm, March 23, 30, April 6, 20, 27 and May 4.

The details of the imagined worlds of our short stories give them zing. Whether set in the world of today, or at an historical moment, or in a futuristic society on another planet, we create our written worlds through observation and imagining. Join novelist Taylor M. Polites for this six-week workshop that will begin by developing practices for the creation of your imagined world, move on to the writing of a piece of short fiction set in that world, and will culminate in a group workshop of your fiction piece. The basics of craft will be discussed and the Portals exhibit will be used as a starting point for imagining. No prior experience necessary. The workshop will be limited to 12 members.

Taylor M. Polites’ first novel, The Rebel Wife, was published by Simon & Schuster in February 2012. His work has appeared inKnitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting(W.W. Norton, November 2013) andProvidence Noir (Akashic Books, June 2015) as well as in local and regional arts and news publications. He teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design, Roger Williams University and in the Wilkes University MFA program and lives in Providence, Rhode Island with his small Chihuahua Clovis.

PORTALS is made possible through major funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, as independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Council seeds, supports, and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders.