6 Weeks, 3 Stories: Online
Ready to write some new stories? You’ve come to the right place. In this spin on our classic 6 Weeks, 6 Stories course, we will have one goal: to write and develop three new short stories. Each week, we’ll explore a different short story form or theme to inspire our work, reading published examples from authors like Samanta Schweblin, Vi Khi Nao, Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Sabrina Orah Mark, Can Xue, Tommy Orange, and Lydia Davis, and studying the craft behind them. And we'll put what we learn into practice through a series of reflections, writing and revision prompts.
During the first half of class, we’ll write and submit three new short story drafts (with the option of submitting either a flash piece of no more than 1,500 words, or the beginning of a draft), working in small feedback groups to identify the “heat” of our stories. In the second half of class, we’ll develop and revise one or all three of our drafts, and then submit ONE of those stories to receive more a comprehensive workshop from the entire class. By the end of the course, we’ll come away with three new stories, as well as at least one revised draft, and the insight and inspiration to help you finish them.
*NOTE that while our handy dandy "Schedule" tab states a 6-7pm class time, there are actually no live meetings for this class! Weekly lessons and assignments open each Wednesday. Students will receive an invitation to Wet Ink, our online class platform, before 5pm on the first day of class.
Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.
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- Writing Homework
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- Class Discussion
- Craft Lessons
- Short Fiction