Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 5:15 - 7:00 pm (and July 13, 20 and August 3) (click here to register)
In works of braided prose, short sections of seemingly distinct story threads interweave to become one cohesive narrative. "This is what I love about all braided things," writes Brenda Miller in her essay, "A Braided Heart," "the fact of their separate parts intersecting, creating the illusion of wholeness, but with the oh-so-pleasurable texture of separation." This class will explore the power and techniques of the braided form, focusing on how to choose, pace, divide, and connect the threads of narrative to create a piece of writing that comes together into something more than the sum of its parts. Looking at both fiction and nonfiction examples from currently working writers like Jenny Offill, Carmen Maria Machado, and others, we will study and experiment with the braided form to create new works of our own.
braided prose
Instructor: Allison Mitteer
Dates: Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Time: 5:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $220 for new students, $190 for returning students
Level: Beginner and above
Location: Flyleaf Books, 752 MLK Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill
8 seats max
The Redbud Writing Project is the Research Triangle’s only adult education writing school, serving Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and beyond. Founded by two North Carolina State University MFA graduates, the Redbud Writing Project offers six-week courses online, at bookstores and community spaces around the Triangle, and at our headquarters at 719 N. Person Street in Raleigh. Our course topics range from short story, novel, and memoir writing, to workshopping and revising, to publishing and submitting. We also offer manuscript consultations and one-off seminars. We welcome beginners who are looking to try out a new creative pursuit, advanced writers looking to further hone their craft or embark on a specific project, and everyone in between!
Event date: 
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 5:15pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514