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  • Workshop
  • Salem Athenaeum
  • Intermediate
  • 5 Weeks

6 Weeks, 6 Stories

No Longer Enrolling

  • $330.00 Non-Member
  • $305.00 Member

Class Description

Tired of workshopping the same stories? Can't come up with new plots and 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 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 discussions and/or discussions of published short-shorts by authors such as:

  • Angela Carter
  • Joanne Avallon
  • Jayne Anne Phillips
  • Junot Diaz
  • Lauren Slater
  • Alissa Nutting

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.

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.