Creating a Unified Short Story Collection (with Laurie Ann Doyle)

Laurie Ann Doyle

Laurie Ann Doyle




SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12  | Do you have six or more short stories and want to create a collection? This workshop is designed for you! In our one-day, hands-on class, we’ll talk about ways to unify your collection by setting, theme, and style, as well as character. We’ll look at acclaimed books of stories and examine approaches taken by different authors. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of publishing individual stories before your book is out, identify variables to help you determine the best order for the stories in your book, and do some in-class writing to share with others. All of this takes place in a supportive atmosphere.

Laurie Ann Doyle is the author of World Gone Missing, a short story collection coming from Regal House Publishing this October. Bestselling writer Joshua Mohr writes, “I read this book in a single sitting, which might be the biggest compliment to pay an author.” Doyle’s work has won the Alligator Juniper National Fiction Award and been nominated for Best New American Voices and the Pushcart Prize. Her stories and essays have appeared in the Los Angeles Review, Timber, Jabberwock Review, Road Story Anthology, Under the Sun, and elsewhere. She co-founded Babylon Salon, a San Francisco literary series celebrating its tenth year, and also teaches writing at UC Berkeley.


Number of sessions: 1

Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Date: Sunday, November 12

Course fee: $125

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