with Suzanne M. Wolfe
Suzanne M. Wolfe
Suzanne M. Wolfe grew up in Manchester, England, and read English literature at Oxford University, where she co-founded the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society. She is Writer in Residence at Seattle Pacific University and has taught literature and creative writing there since 2000. Wolfe is the author of The Confessions of X: A Novel (HarperCollins, 2016) and Unveiling: A Novel (Paraclete Press, 2004). Twenty five years ago, she and her husband, Gregory Wolfe, co-founded Image, a journal of the arts and faith. They have also co-authored many books on literature and prayer including Books That Build Character: How to Teach Your Child Moral Values Through Stories (with William Kirkpatrick, Simon & Schuster, 1994), and Bless This House: Prayers For Children and Families (Jossey-Bass, 2004). Her essays and blog posts have appeared in Image and other publications. Wolfe is currently working on a series of mystery novels set in Elizabethan London. She and her husband are the parents of four grown children. They live in Richmond Beach, Washington.
“Imagination is an exercise in overcoming one’s self, of extending oneself towards what is different from ourselves. And, in their loving respect for a reality other than oneself, imagination and art call us to attend, with devotion and care, to a world which will always remain a mystery, but a mystery in which love calls us to the things of this world where we may become most fully human.”
The workshop will focus on character as the engine of plot and the portal into the “mystery in which love calls us to the things of this world where we may become most fully human.” We will spend the week workshopping each manuscript so that you will be able to revise—re-see—your work through the eyes of others, a wider community of writers and fellow practitioners in the art of making the word become flesh.
Before the workshop convenes, each writer will submit a story or novel excerpt no more than 5,000 words, double-spaced in 12-point font, with standard margins and in .DOC format, to [email protected] by July 1, 2016. You will be sent your classmates’ writing to print, read in advance, critique with written comments, and bring with you to the workshop for discussion.