8-week Short Fiction Intensive (with Carolyn Zaikowski) - ONLINE
8 WEEK SHORT FICTION INTENSIVE
Have you vowed you'll write more? That you'll reclaim your writer’s life? This fun, supportive deep dive into short stories is for you! In this generative workshop, you’ll create at least seven short story drafts using prompts on specific elements like narrative structure, voice, character, setting, and epistolary fiction. We'll read examples from masters like Flannery O'Connor, Kathleen Collins, Ottessa Moshfegh, and more. In addition to producing drafts and honing craft skills, this is a chance to challenge yourself on deadlines, daily writing goals, and sharing your work.
This workshop is appropriate for fiction writers of all levels looking for a fun, boot-camp style experience, though familiarity with the basic elements of fiction will be helpful. Participants should be willing to do approximately 2-5 hours of reading and writing at home between meetings.
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, West Branch, 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: 8 Weeks: Thursdays, June 18 - August 6 ( 6 - 8pm)
WHERE: Online, via Zoom video conference
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