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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)
  • 5 Weeks

6 Weeks, 6 Stories: Section B

No Longer Enrolling

  • $330.00 Non-Member
  • $315.00 Member

Class Description

Tired of workshopping the same stories? Can't come up with new plots or characters? All writers go through this, but here’s a way to shake up your writing world. In this often-sold-out workshop, you will write both brand-new complete stories, ranging from 300 to 1,500 words, and/or brand-new beginnings of longer stories. Each week, you'll be given a different exercise to explore an interesting and tighter way to write plot, character, setting, and language, and you will get quick, on-the-spot feedback on what you've written from both the instructor and fellow students. Classes will also include craft discussion and/or discussion of published contemporary stories.

We'll discuss works by writers such as:

  • Rebecca Lee
  • Nami Mun
  • A.M. Homes
  • Kristiana Kahakauwila
  • Laura van den Berg

The goal is to leave the class with new beginnings, a few complete short-shorts, and at least one revised piece to submit for publication. Recommended for students who’ve taken Fiction I or an equivalent.

Did you know that we have scholarships available for all GrubStreet classes? To apply or find out more, check out our scholarships page.

Scholarships Format/Location

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.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!