Short Story Revision Workshop

with Darcie Abbene

Genres: Fiction, Short Story



4 Sessions

Start Date: June 22, 2022
End Date: July 13, 2022
Day of Week: Wednesday
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $216.00
General Price: $240.00

This course will offer a variety of focused techniques designed to isolate and revise different elements of your writing. Each week we will focus on a different craft element such as plot, setting, character, and language. Using the same piece of writing, we will cut, highlight, discuss, and push our writing for all it's worth to explore what elements are worth keeping and what needs more attention. Students will be asked to share and read each other's stories ahead of class.

Darcie Abbene

Darcie Abbene


Darcie Abbene is the managing and nonfiction editor at the Green Mountains Review, part time faculty at Northern Vermont University, an editorial project manager for School Library Journal, and a writing coach and manuscript editor for WriteByNight. She has published nonfiction essays in Tupelo Quarterly, Whitefish Review, and forthcoming in Teachers and Writers Magazine. She writes book reviews for Necessary Fiction, Split Rock Review, and Kirkus Reviews. Darcie is working on a novel and a collection of essays on teaching and recently graduated from the Stonecoast MFA program and holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Vermont. Visit for more information or follow @DarcieAbbene on social media.

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