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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Intermediate
  • 9 Weeks

Fiction II: Section C

No Longer Enrolling

  • $550.00 Non-Member
  • $525.00 Member

Class Description

Revision is that essential part of the writing process where you push “okay” stories closer to great. But this stage requires a certain level of endurance and determination, and too many students stop working on stories before giving revision a chance. Fiction II is designed to provide more experienced writers who are familiar with workshop the intensive review and analysis they need to make their stories deeper and sharper. We’ll focus primarily on student workshop, but may also try out writing exercises, tackle craft issues, and discuss published stories by such authors as:

George Saunders

Cheryl Strayed

Jorge Luis Borges

Maxine Hong Kingston

Siobhan Phillips

Zadie Smith

The goal of this class is to revise two short stories, up to 25 pages each. All students should come to the first class with one manuscript they will use for in-class exercises. This is an intermediate class, so students should be prepared to read more manuscripts and spend a little more time on revisions each week.

This class is ideal for beginning writers who have taken Creative Nonfiction I or any previous formal writing workshop.

To learn more about instructor Eson Kim and her teaching style, take a listen to this short podcast with her in our GrubStreet Instructor Interview series:

Eson is also a columnist for the GrubStreet blog. Check out her blog column, Sound Skeins, for craft advice, author interviews, and more!

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!