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Organizing Your Short Story Collection - Remote!

Saturday, October 30th, from 10:30am-1:30pm (EST)
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: Intermediate
Adult (18+)
12 seats max
So you've written a good crop of short stories, you've edited and revised them, maybe you've published some or many of them -- and now, you're looking to organize them into a single manuscript as a collection. The question is: how?

In this 3-hour seminar, we will consider a wide range of different organizing principles for the short story collection. We will draw from examples of published collections, generate our own list of potential organizing principles, and devote classtime to in-class experimentation with the ordering of our own stories.

If you have a group of stories that you're already considering for a collection, bring them, or a list of them. The exercises will work best if they're printed out, but you're welcome to bring on your laptop, as well. If you're not yet at the point of compiling a collection, but are just curious about the process, bring a list of as many stories or ideas as you currently have.

You are welcome and encouraged to bring your own examples of short story collections, whether your favorites or those that baffle you, for discussion.
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:

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Courtney Sender
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