Craft a Short Story (with Jenny Bitner)

Jenny Bitner




THURSDAYS, FEBRUARY 7 —MARCH 21  |  Often considered one of the most difficult forms to master, the short story is a balancing act of brevity and depth. In this craft workshop, we will read great short stories from authors like James Baldwin, Alice Munro and Carmen Maria Machado that have particular strength in character, plot, setting, and emotional resonance and use these stories to discuss the craft of short story writing. We will workshop your stories with these masters in mind. The best way to develop your craft is to imitate the masters. 

Jenny Bitner‘s short stories have appeared in Best American Nonrequired Reading, PANK, The Mississippi Review, The Sun and The Fabulist. She has an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Virginia. She loves both experimental and traditional short stories. 


Number of sessions: 6

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Dates: Thursdays, February 7, 21, 28 (note: no class February 14); March 7, 14, 21

Course fee: $425

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