First Meeting of "Conventions of Short Fiction"

SOLD OUT. Eight Mondays: June 2 through July 21
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Tuition: $255 + $15 course material fee

This eight-week course will concentrate on the craft and structure of the short story. Our focus will be on ten specific elements of short fiction that allow writers to compose clear, direct prose, and as a result to better communicate with the reader. Issues of plot, character, and efficiency in storytelling will be addressed through the use of contemporary short fiction by writers as varied as Dennis Lehane, Antonya Nelson, Tobias Wolff, Raymond Carver, Lydia Davis, and Dan Chaon. Students will have the opportunity to produce (and revise) at least one piece of their own for the class to workshop. Participants will leave with tangible, demonstrable skills and a clearer sense of both story and the process of creating it.

The registration period for this and all summer courses opens in May. Check this page in a few weeks for more information about registering.