Letters from the Program Director: Honing Your Short Story

Hello writers,

At last month’s Third Thursday panel on “Worldbuilding in Fiction,” we talked briefly about the challenges of building worlds in a short story. The consensus seemed to be that it was quite the challenge, which boiled down to the fact that in short fiction writers have very little time and space to work magic. Every word, every detail, every scene needs to count for something.

Luckily, writers have been writing and studying the art of the short story for centuries and there are countless stories out there to learn from. Whether the short story is your primary writing form or you’re working on something longer, understanding what makes a successful short story would strengthen any writer’s arsenal.

That’s why we’re excited to offer the class “The Art of the Short Story” with Trent Hudley on Saturday, March 12. If you want to learn the craft elements that make for powerful and memorable short stories, this class is for you.

All the best,
Sam Babiak
Program Director

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