Fiction II

10 Tuesdays from 10:30am-1:30pm, starting September 12th
GrubStreet HQ (Remote)
See Map
Level: Intermediate
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

How do some authors make characters—their relationships and their worlds—seem so vivid and poignant? How do they move us? Fiction II is designed to give intermediate writers, more experienced writers, and those familiar with writing workshops the intensive review and analysis they need to make their stories deeper and sharper. We’ll focus primarily on workshopping student writing and discussing literary models, including work by Roberto Bolaño, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Edwidge Danticat, among others. You will write two short stories, up to 25 pages each, and receive in-depth critique from your peers and from the instructor. You’ll also provide rich critique of your colleagues’ work, an exercise that can sharpen your instincts as a writer. Workshopping novel chapters is discouraged as we’ll be focused on refining our ability to craft complete narratives.

Did you know that we have scholarships available for all GrubStreet classes? To apply, click the "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button in the top right corner of this pageIn order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your scholarship application and await our Scholarship Committee's decision before registering for the class. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -


grubstreet Image
Stacy Mattingly
See Bio

Previous Students Say

  • "Diverse Reading Assignments"
  • "Generative"
  • "Inundated with great info"


  • Writing Homework
  • Reading Homework
  • Class Discussion
  • Lecture
  • Revision Assignments
  • Workshop
  • Instructor Feedback
  • In-Class Writing
  • Craft Lessons


  • Short Fiction

Commitment Level



Need a scholarship?

Learn more