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  • Workshop
  • In-Person: Seaport
  • Adult (18+)
  • 5 Weeks

6 Weeks, 6 Stories

No Longer Enrolling

  • $405.00 Non-Member
  • $390.00 Member

Class Description

Whether you want to expand your knowledge about fiction, 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, we'll explore the fundamental elements of short fiction, including plot, form, character, theme, setting, and language. Students will have the opportunity to workshop completed drafts and receive on-the-spot feedback from their instructor and peers. We'll also analyze contemporary published stories from authors like Kelly Link, Giada Scodellaro, and Joy Williams, building a craft toolbox together that we can apply to our own work.

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 in-person at our Center for Creative Writing in Boston's Seaport neighborhood.


Covid-19 Update:

GrubStreet's space will be mask-optional when Boston's Covid-19 Community Level is low or medium. When the Covid-19 Community Level is high, our space will require masks. Please check GrubStreet's Covid-19 page for the latest info on masking and Community Levels before visiting in person.


Space Accessibility:

Our space is ADA accessible with automatic door openers, ADA-compliant restrooms, desk and table spacing, braille signage, and elevator. Our classrooms can be equipped with ALS for hard of hearing individuals. We cannot guarantee a scent-free environment. For more accessibility requests, please contact our Operations team at [email protected] or (617) 695-0075.