• Term: Summer 2023
  • Start Date: July 3, 2023
  • End Date: July 24, 2023
  • Day of Week: Monday
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm PT
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $240.00
  • Member Price: $216.00

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Learning from the Masters (Old and New)

In this four-week class, we'll engage in a close reading of eight short stories—four by long-revered short story masters (Anton Chekhov, James Baldwin, Alice Munro, and Tillie Olsen) and four by new masters of craft (Jamel Brinkley, Tommy Orange, Danielle Evans, and Lauren Groff), garnering lessons from their fiction on how to build and improve our own stories. Generative writing exercises will further our explorations of our model texts' techniques and stylistic choices.

Registration dates:

June 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

June 6: Member registration opens

June 13: 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.