SATURDAYS, APRIL 29—JUNE 3 | “Every short story is a drama,” V. S. Pritchett tells us. “A movement towards disclosure, a complete revelation of character, the changing of an emotion, the close of a mood…”
Do you have an idea for one of these brief illuminating jewels? Have you written a first draft but don’t know where to go from there? Do you need feedback, encouragement, and a deadline to get that next draft out? This class, suitable for story writers of all levels, will combine craft lessons, in-class writing exercises, workshopping, and a look at a few published stories for inspiration and to see how they’re made. Each student will hand in a story to be workshopped in a constructive, generative, kind fashion. Depending on enrollment, there might be time to workshop a second story or a re-write of the first.
Audrey Ferber‘s short stories have appeared in Fiction International, The Cimarron Review, The AWP Writer’s Chronicle, Literary Mama, the anthologies VIRTUALLY NOW, Eating Our Hearts Out, The Intricate Weave, and elsewhere. She has been teaching for more than 20 years, at institutions such as U.C. Berkeley Extension, S.F. City College, and University of San Francisco. She received an M.F.A. in Writing from Mills College in Oakland, California.
Number of sessions: 6
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Dates: Saturdays, April 29; May 6, 13, 20, 27; June 3
Course fee: $425