Fiction, Short Story

  • Term: Fall 2023
  • Start Date: December 2, 2023
  • End Date: December 2, 2023
  • Day of Week: Saturday
  • Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $0.00
  • Member Price: $0.00

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Building Fictions: From Idea to Completed Short Story

This generative class is a crash course on the elements of short fiction and the process of building a story from idea to finished draft. Through a combination of craft talk, example texts, and writing prompts, participants will gain a foundational understanding of the construction of a story and will leave with several building blocks of their own original works of short fiction.

Registration dates: 

August 15: Registration for free classes opens at 10:30 am

Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum

Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum


Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum is the author of three collections of short fiction, most recently What We Do With the Wreckage, which won the 2017 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction and was published by UGA Press in 2018. Her earlier collections are Swimming With Strangers (Chronicle, 2008) and This Life She's Chosen (Chronicle, 2005). Her short fiction has been published in Ploughshares, McSweeney's, One Story, and North American Review, among other journals, and she has been the recipient of a PEN/O. Henry Prize. Kirsten teaches fiction writing at Hugo House and 9th–12th grade English at a small independent school near Seattle.