Fiction 101: Providence

6 Mondays from 6:00pm-9:00pm, starting February 4th
School One, Providence, RI
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Level: For Everyone
12 seats max

What makes a story necessary, one that you can’t stop thinking about or seems to change the world around you? This class is an opportunity to explore the power of the short story, and to hone the craft to write your own. We will read contemporary short fiction through the lens of creative writing, and practice foundational craft elements such as character, setting, point of view, plot, dialogue, and motifs. Each student will leave this class with one complete short story draft, and have the opportunity to regularly share work and receive supportive feedback. Look forward to reading and learning from a range of dynamic writers, including Ottessa Moshfegh, Carmen Maria Machado, Aleksander Hemon, George Saunders, Jenny Zhang, and Deborah Eisenberg.

NOTE: No class on February 18th

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.

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Katie Dieter
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Previous Students Say

  • "Generative"
  • "Great for Newbies"
  • "Supportive Environment"
  • "Inspired Me to Write More"


  • Study Published Writing
  • Generate New Work
  • Class Discussion
  • Instructor Feedback
  • Craft Lessons


  • Short Fiction

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