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