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

Writing and Revision Intensive: Honing the Heart of Your Story

No Longer Enrolling

  • $355.00 Non-Member
  • $340.00 Member

Class Description

In this workshop, we will write and revise stories with a focus on the story’s beating heart. Using either new or already-written stories, we will workshop with a focus on identifying: What is the emotional core of your story? How are your tone, voice, setting, plot, and/or characterization contributing to the emotional core? Where does the urgency of your story lie? Where does the heart of your story crack open, and how can we hone the story to better move your reader when it does?

We will look to both short stories and novel excerpts for examples of the urgent heart of story. Readings will include Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Cormac McCarthy, Gabriel García Márquez, Grace Paley, Kevin Wilson, Cynthia Ozick, and others.

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!