6 Weeks, 6 Stories

6 Thursdays from 6:00pm-9:00pm, starting January 16th
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: Intermediate
Adult (18+)
This class is full
"The secret is out," writes Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah. "To be a writer, you must write." In this class, that's just what we'll do, hitting the ground running to generate six new short stories of 300 to 1000 words. Each week, we'll practice inspiration, exploring plot, character, setting, language, and structure through a series of directed in-class exercises and homework assignments. Then, students will bring copies of their completed stories to each class, learning to share their work, give and receive constructive feedback, and look ahead to the revision process. Together, we'll experiment, play, and draft a wealth of fresh material, furnishing the basis for new shorts or longer pieces. Selected readings may include fiction by Aimee Bender, Juan Martinez, Lesley Nneka Arimah, and Steven Millhauser.  

Scholarship Information

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.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

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Maggie Cooper
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Previous Students Say

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


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  • Short Fiction

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