Elements of Short Fiction: A Crash Course

Monday-Thursday, from 6:00pm-9:00pm, starting May 20th
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: Intermediate
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

In this intensive fiction crash course, we will cover a different element of craft each day: setting, character, plot, dialogue, and point of view. We will discuss these elements through readings of published works while generating our own piece throughout the week. By the end of the class, each writer will have generated and worked on a draft of a story. Class time will be divided up between craft lessons, in-class writing exercises and discussions. Writers will also receive on-the-spot feedback from the instructor and the class. This course is best suited for introductory and intermediate fiction writers looking to generate new material! 

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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