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Opportunity Spaces: Exploring the Flat Spots in Story

  • Dates: February 8, 2020
  • Start Time: 10:00 AM
  • End Time: 12:30 PM
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Admission: $65 Members | $75 General Public | Scholarships Available
  • Location: Writers & Books
  • Address: 740 University Avenue Rochester, NY 14607
  • Web Site: https://wab.org/

Robert Glick

Deadline to Register: January 31, 11:59 pm

In sentence, summary, and scene, works that are in process inevitably contain flat spots—unnecessary abstractions, unexplored character traits, buried thematics—that can undermine the power of the story. In this workshop, we will learn to recognize these flat spots as opportunity spaces, which, through expansion, give us room to breathe life into our stories and novels. 

Recommended Bibliography:

Bluets by Maggie Nelson

Coming Through Slaughter by Michael Ondaatje


Robert Glick is an associate professor of English at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he teaches creative writing, electronic literature, and the occasional course on zombies. His work has won competitions from The Normal School, Copper Nickel, Diagram, Summer Literary Seminars, and New Ohio Review; other stories have been published in the Masters Review, Denver Quarterly, and Gettysburg Review. His first collection, Two Californias, was published by C&R Press in 2019.