6-Week Short Story Writing Intensive (with Carolyn Zaikowski)
Have you vowed to yourself that you'll write more? That you'll reclaim your writer’s life and practice once and for all? This fun, supportive deep dive into short stories is for you! In this generative workshop, you will create six new short stories using prompts on specific aspects of craft: Linear and nonlinear narrative, voice, character/dialogue, narrative themes, and epistolary fiction. Furthermore, to represent each of these elements and deepen our understanding, you’ll be guided by reading and discussing one short story per week from the masters, including Flannery O’Connor, Kathleen Collins, Ottessa Moshfegh, and more. Each week, you’ll submit your stories for group discussion and explore revision strategies, too. In addition to the stories you’ll produce and the craft elements you’ll hone, this workshop is a rare chance to challenge yourself on deadlines, daily writing goals, and sharing your work.
*This workshop is appropriate for writers of all levels looking for a fun, boot-camp style experience, though familiarity with the craft basics of fiction will be helpful. Participants should be willing to read and write at home between meetings.
About the Instructor:
CAROLYN ZAIKOWSKI is the author of the novels In a Dream, I Dance by Myself, and I Collapse (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016) and A Child Is Being Killed (Aqueous Books, 2013.) Her fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared widely, in such publications as The Washington Post, Denver Quarterly, The Rumpus, PANK, Dusie, Huffington Post, and Everyday Feminism. She holds an MFA from Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and is currently an English professor. Find her online at www.carolynzaikowski.com.
WHEN: Tuesdays, October 8 - November 12 (6 - 8pm)
WHERE: In Williamsburg, MA