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  • Start Date: January 1, 1970
  • End Date: January 1, 1970
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  • Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
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  • Public Price: $165.00
  • Member Price: $148.50

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Intro to the Short Story [Jeff Bender]

“Where does one begin?” asks Amy Hempel in an essay on short stories. Her answer: “With obsession and nerve and ground worth reporting on.” This two-day introduction lays down a few simple but fundamental craft concepts toward writing short stories. Students will generate and share new work in class while we look at the work of pros like Hempel, Denis Johnson, Amy Tan, Jamaica Kincaid, Donald Barthelme, and Sandra Cisneros. Students should be willing to risk vulnerability and intimacy. They can expect to come away with two beginnings to new short stories.