University of Iowa

Elizabeth Stuckey-French

Elizabeth Stuckey-French is the author of the novels The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady and Mermaids on the Moon as well as a collection of short stories, The First Paper Girl in Red Oak, Iowa. Her young adult mystery novel, Where Wicked Starts, co-authored with Patricia Henley, was published in 2015. Along with Janet Burroway and Ned Stuckey-French, she is a co-author of Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft. Her short stories have appeared in The Normal School, Narrative Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, Gettysburg Review, Southern Review, Five Points, and The O’Henry Prize Stories 2005. She was awarded a James Michener Fellowship and a Florida Book Award and has won grants from the Howard Foundation, the Indiana Arts Foundation, and the Florida Arts Foundation. She teaches fiction writing at Florida State University.

Instructor Events

Weeklong July 08 to July 13 2018

This class will focus on the novel-writing process. Come prepared to discuss a novel you’re already working on, even if it’s still in the planning stages. In a whirlwind week, we will work through the major issues novelists face -- the instigating event, characterization, structure, and suspense. This class is not structured as a workshop. We won’t be looking at chapters you’ve already written. Rather, you will generate new work this week both in and out of class and share these pages with your fellow writers in class.