GrubStreet: 6 weeks, 6 stories
Whether you want to expand your knowledge, experiment with new forms, or just produce fresh work, this fun, intensive class will give you the opportunity, over six weeks, to write six new short stories or scenes (500 to 1000 words) that might stand alone or be part of longer work. Each week, through a series of directed writing prompts, you’ll explore character development, plot, point-of-view, setting, dialog, etc., and in light workshop sessions, discuss these pieces together. Classes will also include further explorations of craft through analysis of short stories or excerpts from established authors. Writers considered may include Claudia Hernández, Clarice Lispector, Valeria Luiselli, Manuel Muñoz, Tommy Orange, Mary Robison, Zadie Smith, Anthony Veasna So, and others.