6 Weeks, 6 Stories
Whether you want to expand your knowledge, experiment with new forms, or just produce fresh work, this fun, intensive class will give you the opportunity, over six weeks, to write six new short stories (300 to 1000 words — also known as flash fiction) or write new material as a basis for longer work. Each week, we will submit a short piece of fiction to the group to read and share feedback on, and we will all have the opportunity to be workshopped every week.
We'll also explore elements of craft such as plot, style, character, theme, setting, and point of view through in class writing exercises. And, in order to serve as a mode of analysis for our own work, we'll discuss published pieces by masters of the short form such as Sofia Samatar, Jamaica Kincaid, Samanta Schweblin, Stephen Graham Jones, and Garielle Lutz.
This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!
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.
Previous Students Say
- "Supportive Environment"
- "Great for Newbies"
- "Diverse Reading Assignments"
- Generate New Work
- Study Published Writing
- Craft Lessons
- In-Class Writing
- Short Fiction