Writing Very Short Stories: An Intensive

Time: - - - PT
Capacity: seat
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Member Price: $148.50
General Price: $165.00

In this class we will read excerpts from small-press-published contemporary and historic short prose (fiction and nonfiction stories, parables, vignettes, memoir-ish thingies, unclassifiable, etc.) and use those models to inspire us to write suggestive, evocative things. Some of the authors to whom we might look for inspiration include: Julianna Spallholz, Richard Chiem, Robert Walser, Joanna Ruocco, Joy Williams, Renee Gladman, Jean Toomer. Class will include writing prompts, optional in-class reading aloud, discussion, critique, and response. Whether you want to hone your style, jump-start an ongoing project or rattle some life onto a blank white page, this class might help. Open to writers of all genres. Bring something to write with and write on to each class meeting.

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