Amity Gaige




Amity Gaige is the author of three novels, "O My Darling", "The Folded World", and "Schroder", which was shortlisted for The Folio Prize in 2014. To date, Schroder has been published in eighteen countries.

Schroder was named one of Best Books of 2013 by The New York Times Book Review, The Huffington Post, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Kirkus, The Women’s National Book Association, Cosmopolitan, Denver Post, The Buffalo News, The,, Bookmarks, Publisher’s Weekly, among others. Amity has won many awards for her previous novels, such as Foreword Book of the Year Award for 2007, and in 2006, she was recognized as one of the “5 Under 35” outstanding emerging writers by the "National Book Foundation". Amity is the winner of a Fulbright Fellowship, fellowships at the MacDowell and Yaddo colonies, and a Baltic Writing Residency. Her short stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in publications such as The Guardian, The New York Times, the Literary Review, The Yale Review, One Story, and elsewhere. Listen to Amity at the "2013 National Book Festival", "All Things Considered" or on "The Diane Rehm Show".

She lives in Connecticut with her family, and is the currently the Visiting Writer at Amherst College.

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Oct 24th 2016

In this course aspiring writers will be introduced to the techniques that masters of fiction use to ground a story in a concrete world. From the most realist settings to the most fantastical, writers will learn how to describe the physical world in sharp, sensory detail. We will also learn how to build credibility through research, and to use creative meditation exercises to deepen our own understanding of our story worlds, so that our readers can see all that we imagine.

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