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This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom), Pacific Time.
Whether you’re looking to write a collection of stories or a novel, this course will introduce key elements of craft such as character, plot, and setting. Alongside published examples and writing prompts in and out of class, you will write short stories and learn the basics of the workshop model. Readings may include George Saunders, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Carmen Maria Machado, Zadie Smith, and Edgar Allan Poe.
Required text: Writing Fiction, Tenth Edition: A Guide to Narrative Craft
Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum is the author of two books of short fiction-- This Life She's Chosen and Swimming With Strangers (both published by Chronicle Books). Her short stories and essays have been published widely in journals, and she has been the recipient of a PEN/O. Henry Prize and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship. She taught creative writing at Purchase College, SUNY from 2008-2012, and now teaches as an adjunct faculty member at several schools in the Seattle area.