Think of this class as a development and maintenance program for the skills and habits needed to write researched-based short and long-form fiction. Designed to give students different methodologies for using and incorporating research to into their stories and novels, writers will learn how to develop plot, setting and characters, using best-practices to grow fiction out of fact.
Investigations for Literary Fiction
Melissa Falcon Field’s debut novel What Burns Away (Sourcebooks 2015) was praised by the Milwaukee Sentinel Journal for its “rare mix of well-written literary fiction with the suspense of a spy novel,” built around a narrative that strives “to ask the hard questions about aging, innocence, loyalty and the importance of place.” Falcon Field has taught Creative Writing at small colleges and writers’ conferences across the country, and currently works as a writing instructor at the Madison Writers Studio. Her writing has appeared in various literary magazines and journals, and she is currently at work on her second novel.
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Arts + Literature Laboratory is located in Madison’s Schenk-Atwood neighborhood at 2021 Winnebago Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53704.
Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11am-3pm during exhibitions or by appointment. Please check the exhibitions calendar before planning your visit, as the gallery is closed between exhibitions and other schedule changes are posted here.