Fiction I - Remote!
We are witnessing a short story renaissance, despite the greatly exaggerated rumors of this form’s death: the art of the short story is alive and thriving. 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 begin to craft your own stories, you’ll have the chance to 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. Authors we’ll read may include, but are not limited to: Alice Munro, Anthony Mara, Edward P. Jones, Franz Kafka, Kristen Roupenian, Mariana Enríquez, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Sarah Shun-lien Bynun, Ted Chaing, and Tommy Orange.
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.
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