Chavisa Woods' Books

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Building the Story with Catapult Online

Mondays, 8:30-10:30 p.m. ET/5:30-7:30 p.m. PT 
Aug. 5 - Sept. 9 


Making A Scene at Hugo House, Seattle

Instructor: Chavisa Woods
Class Type: 4 Sessions


Term: Fall 2019

Start Date: 09/16/2019

End Date: 10/07/2019

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm











Duration: 4 weeks/ 2 hours a week

Days:  Tuesdays 6:15pm to 8:15pm

Dates: July 29th through August 22nd 

Location: Capitol Hill, Seattle: Near East 19th Ave and Republican St. (Full address available after sign-up)

Total Price: $250

Maximum 7 students

Fiction/ Creative Nonfiction

Level: Beginner and Intermediate

FAQ: contact

About the workshop: Shirley Jackson Award winning author of Things To Do When You're Goth in the Country will lead an intimate, four-week writing workshop in  Capitol Hill, Seattle. 

Theme: This workshop will feature prompts and exercises to help writers create stories with emotional impact, creating tension, engage the reader, become more aware of story structure, narrative arc, and perspective.

This workshop will equip fiction and creative non-fiction writers with new tools to build a meaningful narrative.




About the instructor: Chavisa Woods is a MacDowell Fellow and was the recipient of the Shirley Jackson Award, 2018, the Kathy Acker Award in writing, the Cobalt Prize for fiction, was a three time Lambda Literary Award finalist for fiction, and was the recipient of the 2009 Jerome Foundation award for emerging authors.

Chavisa Woods is the author of three books of fiction: Things To Do When You're Goth in the Country (short fiction, 224 pages, Seven Stories Press, an imprint of Penguin/Random House, 2017); The Albino Album, (novel, 560 pages Seven Stories Press, an imprint of Penguin/Random House, 2013) ; and Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind (full-length fiction, 200 pages) Fly by Night Press, 2009 Second Edition Autonomedia Press /Unbearables imprint, 2013.

Her most recent book, 100 Times (A Memoir of Sexism) will be release by Seven Stories Press June 25th, 2019. 

Her writing has appeared in such publications as Tin House, LitHub, Electric Lit, The Brooklyn Rail, The Evergreen Review, New York Quarterly,  Cleaver Magazine, Jadaliyya, and others. Her work has received praise from Publisher's weekly, Booklist, Electric Lit, Pop Matters, The RumpusThe Library Journal, and many other publications.  

Woods has appeared as a featured author at such notable venues as The Whitney Museum of American Art, City Lights Bookstore, Town Hall Seattle, The Brecht Forum, The Cervantes Institute, Elliot Bay, Bluestockings Bookstore, and St. Mark’s Poetry Project. 

Woods has presented lectures and conducted workshops  on short fiction and poetry at a number of academic institutions, including: New York University (NYU), Mount Holyoke College, Penn State, Sarah Lawrence College, Bard College, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn Tech, Hugo House, and the New School.