ONLINE CLASS: Write a Short Story: Start to Finish (23119)

Four Sundays: October 29 November 5, 12, and 19 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET Online

$180.00 Per Person (10% off for members)

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In this popular class, participants write a new short story over the course of the month, starting with a blank page and using creative exercises to conceive, compose, and edit a short story. We’ll start each class with a close-reading of an excellent classic to identify techniques every writer can use, then we’ll create and develop our own stories through in-class exercises. Throughout the month, we will play with tools for breaking through writing blocks, and we’ll experiment with genre, tense, character, and point of view to get out of any ruts or expectations we may have about what a story “should be.” We further develop our stories through homework assignments (expect to spend at least 2 hours/week on your writing outside of class). The class will be fun and appropriate for both first-time and experienced fiction writers — and we also welcome memoirists, essayists, and others looking for a creative and fun way to learn new tools. Participants will leave the class with a complete short story and new ways of looking at writing.  

Four Sundays: October 29 November 5, 12, and 19 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET Online

Required Books: 

PDFs of required reading samples will be provided to students before the first class.

Kate Reed Petty's first novel, "True Story," was a New York Times Editors' Choice selection and was a finalist for a Stoker Award and a Shirley Jackson Award. Her short fiction has appeared in ZYZZYVA, Electric Literature, and elsewhere, and her short films have screened at the Maryland Film Festival and won an award in Narrative Magazine. Kate is also the author of the middle-grade graphic novel, "The Leak" (2021). She teaches writing at the School of Visual Arts, and lives in Baltimore.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.