Fiction, Novel, Short Story

  • Term: Fall 2023
  • Start Date: October 2, 2023
  • End Date: November 6, 2023
  • Day of Week: Monday
  • Time: 7:10pm - 9:10pm PT
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $305.00
  • Member Price: $274.50

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How Stories Get Told: Voice, Narrative, & Psychic Distance

We talk about three things when we talk about how stories get told: 1) voice (to whom the words belong); 2) narrative distance (how near or far from the event the telling is); and 3) psychic distance (how emotionally close we feel to the character). This six-week class includes readings from Olive Kitteridge and The Best American Short Stories 2022. In-class practice exercises will explore how to tell your stories and how to keep readers engaged.

Registration dates: 

August 7: Scholarship Donation Day

August 8: Member registration opens at 10:30 am

August 15: General registration opens at 10:30 am

August 21: Last day of Early Bird pricing

Scott Driscoll

Scott Driscoll

Scott Driscoll is an award-winning instructor (UW, Educational Outreach Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Arts and Humanities 2006), and his debut novel, Better You Go Home, was selected as the Foreword Reviews First Book Contest winner. He was the 1989 winner of the University of Washington’s Milliman Award for Fiction.