6 Weeks, 6 Stories

6 Wednesdays from 6:00-9:00pm, starting July 12th
GrubStreet HQ
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
This class is full

Tired of workshopping the same stories? Can't come up with new plots or 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, and/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 discussion and/or discussion of published contemporary stories. We'll discuss works by writers such as:

  • Junot Díaz
  • Lydia Davis
  • Deb Olin Unferth
  • John Edgar Wideman
  • Steve Almond
  • Pamela Painter
  • Cara Blue Adams
  • Matthew Salesses
  • Autumn Watts

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Class will not meet on August 9th.

Did you know that we have scholarships available for all GrubStreet classes? To apply, click the "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button in the top right corner of this pageIn order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your scholarship application and await our Scholarship Committee's decision before registering for the class. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

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Shuchi Saraswat
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Previous Students Say

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


  • Writing Homework
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  • Instructor Feedback
  • Craft Lessons


  • Short Fiction

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