Steve Almond and the Irresistible Narrator

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Writer and Rumpus contributor Steve Almond has a handful of spaces left in two classes he’s teaching at the Grotto in San Francisco on July 19.

How to Write Riveting Scenes examines some of the best scenes written in literature and deconstructs what makes them great.

How to Create an Irresistible Narrator addresses the often fatal flaw of novels and memoirs: the unlikeable narrator.

The course fee for each class is $75. To register, email [email protected]—hurry, because space is limited! And anyone who registers for both classes gets a free DIY book from Steve!


Ian MacAllen's fiction has appeared in 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, and elsewhere and nonfiction has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, The Negatives, Electric Literature, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He is the Deputy Editor of The Rumpus, holds an MA in English from Rutgers University, tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →