6 Weeks, 6 Stories - Remote!
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 flash fiction stories (300 to 1000 words). These stories can all explore entirely new ideas based on our prompts, or could become a series of connected shorts. Each week, through a series of directed, in-class writing exercises you will explore plot, form, character, theme, setting, and language. Students will screen share their completed stories in class each week, where they will read them aloud and receive on-the-spot feedback in brief workshop sessions. Classes will also include craft discussions and reading of contemporary, published stories that will serve as models for analysis. We'll discuss works by writers such as Sofia Samatar, Nalo Hopkinson, Italo Calvino, and N.K. Jemisin. This is the time to stretch your finishing muscles and celebrate completing a full story each week. We’ll also discuss the process of submitting short fiction and how to research literary magazines, so that you can find a home for the work you’ll produce during this class!
Please note: Class will not be meeting on November 3rd (Election Day)
This class will be hosted using live Zoom meetings! You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! 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 via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information.
For a glimpse at how remote learning works, look no further than the deep Zoom discussion of writing and literature below:
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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