Fiction I

$455.00
Members
$480.00
Non-members
10 Tuesdays from 10:30am-1:30pm, starting September 15th
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: Introductory
Adult (18+)
This class is full

In the beginning, there was the short story, and it was good. In this course, you'll learn and practice the tried-and-true elements of fiction—character, plot, dialogue, setting, point of view, and revision—with an emphasis on the short story form. As you mine for material, you will also explore new possibilities in subject, style, and voice. Classes include short lectures and discussions on various elements of craft, writing exercises to sharpen your skills, and workshopping of student work. You will also read and discuss such authors as:

  • Sherman Alexie
  • Gish Jen
  • Junot Diaz
  • George Saunders
  • Pia Ehrhadt

The goal is to write and/or revise two complete stories (up to 25 pages each), giving you the momentum you need to continue writing well after the workshop ends. While this course will focus on short stories, it also serves as an introduction to the elements of fiction that every novelist will need to know.

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The thrill of writing my first real short story: priceless.
- Mary Ann Barton

Instructor

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Eson Kim
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Previous Students Say

  • "Generative"
  • "Supportive Environment"
  • "Great for Newbies"
  • "Diverse Reading Assignments"

Elements

  • Generate New Work
  • Study Published Writing
  • Craft Lessons
  • Homework
  • In-Class Writing
  • Workshop

Genre

  • Short Fiction

Commitment Level

Medium

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