The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College


 Fiction Writing: Interested in beginning a novel or writing a short story? The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College is offering a 4-part Fiction Writing Workshop.

Session 1: Character—More Than a Name

Characters are the heart and soul of any novel. Discover how to create strong, three-dimensional characters from the ground up. Develop a character bio and see your characters come to life on the page. There was never a great book without great characters. $85.00

Session 2: Setting—As Story

The place, where you set your story, can be as powerful as the story itself. Find out how to make your settings sparkle with realism even if you have made up the town. Everyone knows about New York, but did they know that the Underground Railroad had stops in Downtown Brooklyn? Discover how to incorporate exciting elements of setting to spice up your novel, and how to be sure that your information is accurate even if you’ve lived in the neighborhood all of your life. Do you know if Sixth Avenue goes uptown or down? Where is the Guggenheim Museum? $85.00

Session 3: Plot—It’s Elemental

Plot is the foundation of your story. Without plot your words will dance around on the page aimlessly. Even your wonderful characters cannot save a lackluster plot.  Learn how to manipulate the elements of plot from point of view, foreshadowing, internal and external conflict, climax, where and how to begin, and so much more. $85.00

Session 4: Now what?

What do I do when I’m done?  Learn the ins and outs of the next steps when your novel is finished. Finding an editor, an agent; self-publishing vs. traditional publishing, using social media to build your fan base and so much more. $85.00

Get yourself started by working with an established, published author and learn tools to hone the craft of creative writing.  Beginners welcome.

Program Accredited by: Not applicable. 

Entry Requirements:  None. A desire and passion to improve your reading and writing ability.

Full Program Tuition:  Each part is $85.  Register for all four at once and tuition is  $275.   
(Does not include textbooks or state exams fees.)                      

Register Online: Please click here.


Class Course Code Days Time Date
Character ED-FW100 T 6p-8p Jul 8
Setting EDFW102 T 6p-8p Jul 15
Plot EDFW103 T 6p-8p Jul 22
Now what? EDFW104 T 6p-8p Jul 29
For more information and to schedule a visit, call us at (718) 804-8850 or email us at Thank you.