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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
Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
Class Type: 4 SessionsFiction, Online
Start Date: 07/07/2020
End Date: 07/28/2020
Days of the Week: Tuesday
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PDT
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum is the author of three collections of short fiction, most recently What We Do With the Wreckage, which won the 2017 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction and was published by UGA Press in 2018. Her earlier collections are Swimming With Strangers (Chronicle, 2008) and This Life She's Chosen (Chronicle, 2005). Her short fiction has been published in Ploughshares, McSweeney's, One Story, and North American Review, among other journals, and she has been the recipient of a PEN/O. Henry Prize. Kirsten teaches fiction writing at Hugo House and 9th-12th grade English at a small independent school near Seattle.