The Art of Fiction
Instructor: Dinitia Smith
Friday, July 12, 2019   -   Thursday, July 25, 2019


The focus in this workshop will be on the participants’ own writing. We’ll be examining how to begin a new work and create a story line, how to write dialogue, and the barriers that sometimes arise as we attempt to complete a project. We’ll also be emphasizing the craft of revision.

Some writers will bring to Assisi projects already underway, others will be starting new work. The goal is to provide everyone with a supportive, yet challenging, environment so they leave Assisi having achieved progress in their goals.




Instructor Photo

Dinitia Smith has published four novels, most recently, The Honeymoon, a biographical novel about the 19th Century author, George Eliot. Her short fiction has been published in numerous journals. She was also, for eleven years, a cultural correspondent for The New York Times where she wrote about books and the world of literature. Dinitia has taught Creative Writing at Columbia University, Barnard College, New York University and many other places.

photo by Audrey C. Tiernan