Elements of Fiction Writing

Start date: February 6, 2020

End date: March 26, 2020

Time: Thursdays, 1pm - 3pm (see details for exceptions)

Location: MBG Larkins Classroom


Creative Writing at The Gardens. (Six Sessions, Thursdays, 1-3, starting February 6) Creating and telling stories, especially stories from our lives—people, places, and events that shaped us. Exploring the elements of creative writing, both fiction and nonfiction. Getting words onto paper. Join us on Thursday afternoons to feed the creativity within you. Yes—you can tell your stories!

Instructor:  Linda Busby Parker, Ph.D., MFA – Professor, Writer, Publisher, Editor

Thursday afternoons from 1pm – 3pm. 

Thurs, Feb. 6th
Thurs Feb 13th
Thurs Fed 20th
Skip Feb 27th and March 5th
Thurs March 12th
Week of Spring Plant Sale TBD by class vote (tentatively Wed 18th)
Thurs March 26th

Members $135
NonMember $160

To register, please Email Us or call (251)342-0555 (feel free to leave a message)



About Our Instructor
Linda Busby Parker, Ph.D. authored two novels: Seven Laurels (historical fiction set  during the Civil Rights Era in Alabama) and Oliver’s Song (upmarket fiction set in Mobile during Mardi Gras). Seven Laurels won the James Jones First Novel Award and the Langum Prize for the Historical Fiction. Her short stories appear in The San Diego Union Tribune, Mobile Press Register, 2nd and Church, and First Draft. She earned her PhD from the University of Michigan and her MFA from Spaulding University. She now teaches Creative Writing at the University of South Alabama and mentors in a low-residency writing program at Middle Tennessee State University. She serves as Publisher/Editor for a small press, Excalibur Press. This past summer (2019) she was selected as a contributor in nonfiction at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Linda’s current writing projects are in both fiction and nonfiction. Visit Linda’s blog here.

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