Number of sessions: 8
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Date: Tuesdays, January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16, 23; March 1
Course fee: $525
Jealous of the glittering jewel of a small, precisely-timed short story? Or amazed at the entire world fit into 5,000 words and bursting at the narrative seams? The way short stories work—when they work—is mysterious but not impossible to crack. There are ways to enhance the almost alchemic way a writer can engage a reader’s imagination. This workshop will bring out the best in your prose, considering factors like structure, elision, and the “racetrack” theory—and above all managing the interplay of empathy and intellect that all great short stories traverse.