Short Story Writing Workshop – Online – June 2-July 11, 2014

Join me in an six-week writing workshop focusing on the art of the short story. In this class, we will read both “classic” and contemporary short stories from writers such as Raymond Carver, A. S. Byatt, Lorrie Moore, Sherman Alexie, Ursula K. LeGuin, Michael Chabon, Alice Walker, Stephen King, and others. We will also write one short story a week. Finally, each student will workshop the pieces of the others in the class as well as receive feedback from me on a weekly basis.

As I get to know the writing interests of students, I will tailor both reading and writing assignments to the specific goals of students while also pushing everyone enrolled to read new writers and try new things.

Each class week will go something as follows:

  • Friday – receive assignments for next week
  • Tuesday – begin discussion of reading assignments in private Facebook group
  • Saturday – Submit piece for workshop OR complete workshop on classmates’ pieces in Dropbox
  • Each day – participate in conversations about craft and reading assignments in Facebook, as time permits.

Each student will be asked to read approximately 10 pages of work and write 3-5 pages of work every other week.

Cost – $250 – Includes all reading and writing assignments. 

Sign up for this course via Paypal using the button below. Paypal will send you a receipt, which confirms your place in the class.

I do accept payment plans with a $50 deposit; please contact me to discuss that option. Refunds are available until the first day of class. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me.