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


The focus of this workshop will be on the participants’ own writing. Some  people will bring to Assisi projects already underway, others will be starting new ones.  We’ll be examining how to create and improve on a story line, the writing of realistic dialogue, and the barriers that sometimes arise as we attempt to complete a project. We’ll also be emphasizing the craft of revision.

The goal is to provide everyone with a supportive, yet challenging, environment so that they leave Assisi having achieved real 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