SOLD OUT ONLINE CLASS: Write a Short Story: Start to Finish (2227)

Four Mondays: Jan 10, 17, 24, and 31, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EST Online

Price: 
$200 (10% off for members)

Write a short story this month! In this hands-on workshop, we'll walk through all of the building blocks to conceive, compose, edit, and workshop a complete piece of short fiction. We’ll start each class with a close-reading of a classic to identify techniques every writer can use, then we’ll create and develop our own stories through in-class exercises. We'll further develop our stories through homework assignments (expect to spend at least 2 hours/week on your writing outside of class). Throughout the month, we will play with tools for breaking through writing blocks. The class will be fun and appropriate for both first-time and experienced fiction writers; we also welcome memoirists, essayists, and anyone looking for a fun way to learn new writing tools. Participants will leave the class with a complete short story, new writing habits, and new ways of looking at creativity.

Four Mondays: Jan 10, 17, 24, and 31, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EST Online

SUGGESTED READING:

"Friday Black" by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (9781328911247)

"Dear Life" by Alice Munro (9780307743725)

"Collected Stories" by Grace Paley (9780374530280)

"Tenth of December" by George Saunders (9780812984255)

Kate Reed Petty's first novel, "True Story," was a New York Times Editors' Choice selection and was nominated for a Stoker Award and a Shirley Jackson Award. Her short fiction has appeared in ZYZZYVA, Electric Literature, American Short Fiction, and elsewhere, and her short films have screened at the Maryland Film Festival and won an award in Narrative Magazine. Kate is also the author of the graphic novel, "The Leak" (2021). She teaches writing at the School of Visual Arts, and lives in Baltimore.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

Friday Black Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328911247
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Mariner Books - October 23rd, 2018

Dear Life: Stories (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307743725
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Vintage - July 30th, 2013

The Collected Stories (FSG Classics) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780374530280
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 3rd, 2007

Tenth of December: Stories Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812984255
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - January 7th, 2014