Residency

Each sixteen-week online semester is preceded by a ten-day intensive Residency on Whidbey Island. Residencies are required for participation in the following semester’s classes. Faculty at Residencies will include both visiting faculty as well as those who are teaching in the following online semester.

The residencies are also open to individuals not seeking a degree through the MFA program. For more information, please see the Residency page.

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 Fall 2014 Residency Schedule

Sun 3

Time

Mom 4

Tues 5

Wed 6

Thurs 7

Fri 8

Sat 9

Sun 10

Mon 11

Tues 12

1:00

New Student Orientation

 

 

2:00

Faculty Meeting

2:30

Residency Check-In

 

3:15

All Student Orientation

4:30

Soundings Meeting

6:00

Dinner available at the Inn

7:30

Cider Toast

7:30-8:30

Breakfast at the Inn

8:30-9:30

Craft Classes

9:40-11:10

Workshops

11:20-12:30

                                Directed Readings

11:20-12:30

Disorientation

and Farewell

12:30-2:00

Lunch Break

2:00-3:00

A

Nonfiction and its Boundaries

Phillip Lopate

Developing a Persona

Phillip Lopate

Being Funny on the Page

Phillip Lopate

What Else is Also True?

Elizabeth Austen

Interview-Proof Yourself Elizabeth Austen

Graduation

Coupeville Performing Arts Center

Write Yourself Naked

Elissa Washuta

The Writer/Editor Relationship Tony Perez

B

Plotting and Over-Plotting Jerry Gabriel

Eight Kinds of Dialogue

Jerry Gabriel

Writing

Bravely

Karen Fisher

 Importance of Work Ethic Peter Nathaniel Malae

1st person, 2nd person & 3rd person Walk Into a Book

Nina Laden

Your Letter to the World Derek Sheffield

“Straw, Feathers, Dust”

Derek Sheffield

3:15-4:15

A

Get Unstuck Linda Urban

Sentence as Sub-text

Linda Urban

Time in the Novel

Linda Urban

Writing Friction: Conflict in Children’s Books

Nina Laden

Why Realism Matters

Peter Nathaniel Malae

Self Editing Tony Perez

Choosing Collage

Elissa Washuta

B

The Outer Limits of Inner Life Pt. I

David Corbett

Developing Character Pt. I David Corbett

Kill Your Darlings… and not so Darling Jerry Gabriel

The Real

Story

Karen Fisher

Strong Scenes Karen Fisher

Learning to Speak to Them Melissa Kwasny

Writing for Today’s YA and MG Market

Kate Schafer

4:30-5:30

A

Alive in the World

Molly Gloss

The Long and the Short of It Molly Gloss

The Joy of a Fine Sentence

Molly Gloss

Want to Write a Book? Write a Screenplay Bonny Becker

The Book Review Editor’s POV

Mary Ann Gwinn

About My Query

Kate Schafer

The Lure of the Prose Poem

Melissa Kwasny

B

The Outer Limits of Inner Life Pt. II

David Corbett

Developing Character Pt. II David Corbett

What Editors Want

Jennifer Sahn

The Art of the Section Break Jennifer Sahn

Writing in a Time Like This Jennifer Sahn

Working with Smaller & Smaller Screwdrivers

Derek Sheffield

Virtual Publication?

Derek Sheffield

2:00-5:30

ICE HOUSE

SESSIONS

Publishing as Creative Endeavor

Joseph Bednarik

Publishing as Creative Endeavor

Joseph Bednarik

Writers Talking to People

Janet Buttenwieser & Stephanie Hammer

Writers Talking to People

Janet Buttenwieser & Stephanie Hammer

Writing About Faith

Cynthia Beach & Iris Graville

E-Publish Your Manuscript Now

Steve White

E-Publish Your Manuscript Now

Steve White

6:00

Dinner Break

No Dinner at CWI

Dinner Break

7:30

Evening

Activities

Faculty Reading

Student Reading

Student Reading

Alumni Reading

Faculty Reading