Fiction, The Writing Life, Short Story

  • Term: Fall 2022
  • Start Date: September 19, 2022
  • End Date: June 12, 2023
  • Day of Week: Monday
  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm PT
  • Level: Advanced
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Full
  • Public Price: $1430.00
  • Member Price: $1287.00

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Building Your Collection: Advanced Yearlong Workshop in Short Fiction

This yearlong advanced workshop in short fiction will focus on intensive craft study, identifying and making progress toward individual writing goals, and undertaking the construction of an original collection of short fiction. The class will meet most Mondays a month (calendar available by request). Participants should anticipate weekly discussion of assigned texts (a range of published short story collections and craft texts) and workshops of participants' own short fiction. A syllabus is available by request.

No class on 10/31, 11/21, 12/19, 12/26, 1/16, 2/20, 3/20, 4/10, & 5/29.

Payment plans available. Contact for more information.

Registration dates:

August 22: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

August 23: Member registration opens

August 30: General registration opens

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.