Broadway smash and cultural sensation, Hamilton: An American Musical is a masterpiece of fictional form. With its ingenious handling of time, characterization, plot, perspective, voice, theme, and all the other essential elements of storytelling, Hamilton offers writers every ingredient for a master class in creating fiction. This four-week class will explore the inner fictional workings of the sensational genre-bending musical. Through inspiring listening exercises, writing prompts, analysis, discussion, and related readings, participants will use Hamilton to unlock their understanding of how fiction functions and what makes a good story great.
April 2 – 23, 2018
Mondays, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: M. Allen Cunningham
for writers at all levels
M. Allen Cunningham is the author of six books, including the #1 Indie Next Pick The Green Age of Asher Witherow (Unbridled Books, 2004) and a biographical novel about Rainer Maria Rilke entitled Lost Son (Unbridled Books, 2007). His work has appeared in many literary outlets including The Kenyon Review, Glimmer Train, Tin House, and Alaska Quarterly Review. Cunningham is the founder and publisher of the independent literary press Atelier26 and a contributing editor for Moss literary journal. Follow him on Twitter @m_a_cunningham.
CLASS LIAISONS: All classes have one liaison position. Liaisons receive free tuition in exchange for light duties before and after each class meeting.
SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: Scholarships pay for the entire class tuition. All of our writing classes have at least one scholarship position available, made possible by a generous gift from Dennis Steinman.
To apply for Scholarship or Liaison positions, e-mail Susan Moore, Director of Programs for Writers, at [email protected]
with your name, contact information, and list three classes in order of preference. Please note that preference is not guaranteed. All scholarships are subject to availability.
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