What Do We Have in Our Pockets?

with Greg November

Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, The Writing Life, Reading, Memoir, Novel, Short Story, Essay

In Person


1 Session

Start Date: May 18, 2024
End Date: May 18, 2024
Day of Week: Saturday
Time: 1:10pm - 4:10pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $102.60
General Price: $114.00

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This generative one-day workshop is all about inventory. Things, stuff, items. Creating a world on the page through objects and learning the power of ordinary items to evoke passions, fears, dreams, and all manner of big, big ideas. The handheld leading us to the profound. We'll begin our exploration with Etgar Keret's short story "What Do We Have in Our Pockets?" Students can expect to come away with a new short story of their own.


  • March 12: Member registration opens at 10:30 am PT 
  • March 19: General registration opens at 10:30 am PT 
  • March 25: Last day of Early Bird pricing
Greg November

Greg November


Greg November is a short story writer, an English instructor at North Seattle College and Highline College, and a senior submissions reader for New England Review. He was a 2021 Jack Straw Writer, a finalist for the 2020 Curt Johnson Prose Award for Fiction, and runner-up for The Missouri Review's 2021 Miller Audio Prize. His stories have most recently appeared in Boulevard, Carve, Hawaii Pacific Review, Epiphany, 34th Parallel, 3Elements Review, and Juked, among other places. He has an MFA from UC, Irvine.

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