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

Short Story Study Hall: "Best American Short Stories 2021"

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  • $455.00 Non-Member
  • $430.00 Member

Class Description

Want to read a selection of the most contemporary short stories together, with weekly discussions and creative writing exercises, accountability, and low-pressure workshops? Let's read the Best American Short Stories 2021, edited by Jesmyn Ward, together. Each week, we will read one story, then come together for a focused discussion on what it has to teach us about the craft and practice of the contemporary fiction writer. On the basis of each chapter, you will receive a creative writing exercise, and we will share and workshop our exercises in class.

We will read a wide variety of contemporary fiction writers together, and analyse what these writers have to teach us about story-writing today. You can find out more about the book here!
Please Note: Class does not meet on April 18th.

Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!

Scholarship Information

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

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!