Intro to Fiction: Writing the Short Story [Anca Szilagyi]
This class will focus on the three-part backbone of story: character, plot, and landscape. Who is your main character? What do they want? What keeps them from getting what they want? Readings and discussions will include canonical and contemporary stories from James Joyce, Anton Chekhov, Mavis Gallant, Jamaica Kincaid, Louise Erdrich, and others. Writing exercises will focus on crucial craft elements as well as generative exercises to get started.
Be part of Hugo House’s flagship online courses from the comfort of wherever you happen to be. This class will meet via a live, online classroom experience called OneRoom. System requirements include broadband internet connection, desktop or laptop with a working video camera, computer released in 2010 or later, and a recent version of the Chrome internet browser.