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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Intermediate
  • 5 Weeks

6 Weeks, 6 Stories

No Longer Enrolling

  • $355.00 Non-Member
  • $340.00 Member

Class Description

Whether you want to expand your knowledge, experiment with new forms, or just produce fresh work, this fun, intensive class will give you the opportunity, over six weeks, to write six new short stories (300 to 1000 words) and/or write new material as a basis for longer work. Each week, through a series of directed, in-class writing exercises you will explore plot, form, character, theme, setting, and language. Students will bring copies of their completed stories to class each week where they will read them aloud and receive on-the-spot feedback in brief workshop sessions. Classes will also include craft discussions and reading of contemporary, published stories that will serve as models for analysis. Authors we’ll consider may include but are not limited to James Baldwin, Donald Bartheleme, Lydia Davis, Junot Diaz, Jhumpa Lahiri, Alice Munro, ZZ Packer, Mary Robison, George Saunders, and David Foster Wallace.

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 page. In 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.

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!