Courses & Faculty

Joan Marcus

This primary workshop meets each morning from 10 to 12.

This class introduces students to the art and craft of contemporary short fiction. Together we will explore the nuances of scene and setting, character development, voice, dialogue, point of view, and of course plot development. Students will read published works in a wide range of styles, do lots of writing exercises, and share their work in a supportive environment.

Stories and essay by Joan Marcus appear in The Sun, The Georgia Review, Fourth Genre, Laurel Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Smart Set, and elsewhere. She is a two-time winner of the Constance Saltonstall grant for upstate New York writers. Joan received her MFA in fiction writing from the University of Arizona and teaches fiction and creative nonfiction at Ithaca College.