6 Weeks, 6 Stories

6 Mondays from 6:00-9:00pm at the Salem Athenaeum, starting January 12th
Salem Athenaeum
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Level: Intermediate
Adult (18+)
This class is full

Tired of workshopping the same stories? Can't come up with new plots and characters? All writers go through this, but here’s a way to shake up your writing world. In this often-sold-out workshop, you will write both brand-new complete stories ranging from 300 to 1,500 words or brand-new beginnings of longer stories. Each week, you'll be given a different exercise to explore an interesting and tighter way to write plot, character, setting, and language, and you will get quick, on-the-spot feedback on what you've written from both the instructor and fellow students. Classes will also include craft discussions and/or discussions of published short-shorts by authors such as:

  • Angela Carter
  • Joanne Avallon
  • Jayne Anne Phillips
  • Junot Diaz
  • Lauren Slater
  • Alissa Nutting

The goal is to leave the class with new beginnings, a few complete short shorts, and at least one revised piece to submit for publication. Recommended for students who’ve taken Fiction I or an equivalent.

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KL Pereira
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Previous Students Say

  • "Generative"
  • "Frequent Deadlines"
  • "Supportive Environment"
  • "Inspired Me to Write More"


  • Writing Homework
  • Workshop
  • Instructor Feedback
  • Craft Lessons


  • Short Fiction

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