One Hundred Years of Solitude without Macondo, Harry Potter without Hogwarts, or To the Lighthouse without the Cornwall coast. Place and setting are a vital component of engaging writing, be it fiction or nonfiction. It is not a backdrop for a staged performance, but rather a living organism that should change your characters and be changed by them as the story progresses. In this class we will use close readings, creative exercises, flash workshops and texts on craft to explore the creation of place and setting that transforms your work and captivates readers. This class is open to writers of fiction and non-fiction of all levels.