Brian Malloy

Novelist, Essayist, Teaching Artist, Grant Writer

Winner of the American Library Association's Alex Award

Ferro-Grumley Award Finalist

Minnesota Book Award winner

Lamba Literary Award Winner

Fiction Crash Course, April 17-18, 2015 at the Loft in Minneapolis!

Is your dream to write a bestselling novel? There’s no formulas, secrets, or “insiders’ tips” that’ll guarantee you will: it’s up to the marketplace, not the writer, editor, publicist, or agent. No trendy How to Write a Bestseller seminar featuring New York agents and editors will make you a bestselling author.

Better to begin at the beginning by learning how to write well-crafted fiction. In this two-day crash course for absolute beginners and experienced writers in need of a refresher and/​or inspiration, we’ll work with the building blocks of compelling fiction, including plot, characterization, point of view, and narrative time. We’ll discuss seeking publication in practical and professional ways (the Teaching Artist couldn’t get an agent for his first novel but sold it to a major New York house anyway). You won’t learn how to write a bestseller, but you will learn how to craft a good read. You won’t learn how to get published, but you will learn how to seek publication.

Note: There’ll be limited time for questions and your writing won’t be reviewed. Bring a pillow or cushion if you wish, for comfort. Don’t plan on outlets; bring pen and paper even if you have a laptop. Lunch is NOT included, but coffee will be provided. $10 copy fee payable to teaching artist.

Regular Price $225.00
Member Price $202.50
Low Income Price: $157.50

Enter Early Bird Promo Code EBSG125 by February 6, 2015 and receive $15 off the regular and member class price. Promo codes only valid for online registrations.

Register online by clicking Fiction Crash Course link on right.

Register by phone by calling 612-379-8999.


"Complex and fascinating." The Philadephia Inquirer
"A superb work of a wonderful writer." Charles Baxter
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