Writing the Vignette

with Jeff Bender

Genres: Fiction, Short Story

Online

Open to all levels

6 Sessions

Start Date: September 19, 2022
End Date: October 24, 2022
Day of Week: Monday
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
4 seats left!
Member Price: $274.50
General Price: $305.00

Vignettes are fun and satisfying "blips" of writing, which are generally considered prose but tend toward poetry. They don’t necessarily "go" anywhere but, when artfully roped together, have created some astonishing longer works, including The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros and An American Childhood by Annie Dillard. This workshop examines and celebrates this small, vibrant unit of fiction. Fiction writers, memoirists, and poets who are looking to transition to prose are encouraged to register.

Registration dates:

August 22: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

August 23: Member registration opens

August 30: General registration opens

Jeff Bender

Jeff Bender

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Jeff Bender is a graduate of Columbia's MFA program and winner of Hugo House's New Works Competition. His fiction and humor have appeared in McSweeney's, Electric Literature, The Iowa Review, Guernica, Points in Case, Slackjaw, and Little Old Lady Comedy.

Most classes are offered at a general and member tuition rates based on instruction hours, with Hugo House members receiving a 10% discount on classes fewer than six sessions.

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