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Advanced Short Fiction Workshop

Date: 11/1/17 – 12/13/17

Location: Open Book-Loft Classroom

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Ages: Adult

Class Level: Advanced

Genre: Fiction

Seats Available: 0

• Regular: $210.00
• Member: $189.00
• Low-Income: $147.00

This workshop is for writers who are serious about the craft of the short story and are looking to take their writing to the next level. Most of our time will be spent discussing your work, helping you to make the stories the best they can be.

The teaching artist will point out areas in your manuscript in process that show particular strengths, or some areas you may need to further develop in order to bring out the impact of your story.

We'll review the basics of narrative craft—character, plot, point-of-view, voice—but we'll also challenge ourselves by exploring new ways of looking at the short story form. We'll examine the tension between symbolism and reality, how good writers show and tell, and how all dialogue is an attempt to say the unsayable. Last but not least, we'll try to answer that age-old question: Just what the heck is a short story anyway?

Please obtain a copy of The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction: 50 North American Stories Since 1970, edited by Lex Williford and Michael Martone, 2nd edition, and read the story "A Temporary Matter" by Jhumpa Lahiri before the first class.

No class 11/22. Class is capped at 12 students.

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