WEDNESDAYS, JULY 18 —AUGUST 8 | 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 our own 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: 5
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dates: Wednesdays, July 18, 25; August 1, 15, 22 (note: no class August 8)
Course fee: $350