Beginning Fiction Writing (Virtual)

Saturday, April 1, 2023-Saturday, May 6, 2023

2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Six Sessions


The registration period has closed for this event.

Course Description
In this class, we will explore the backbone of story: character, plot, and landscape. We will read and discuss classic and contemporary short fiction, try out techniques in writing exercises in class and at home, and complete a first draft of a short story. We will also practice providing and considering constructive feedback in a supportive environment.

Authors we will read and learn from include Mavis Gallant, James Baldwin, Jhumpa Lahiri, Shirley Jackson, and Lesley Nneka Arimah, among others.
Six Sessions. $255/$230. Led by Anca L. Szilágyi

Registration Fees

Registration is $255

We offer a 10% discount to seniors, students, and members of the Newberry (Associates at the Author level and above).

Contact Us
The Adult Education is available Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Email is the best form of contact: You can also reach us by phone at 312-255-3700. Please allow 24-48 business hours for a response.