This workshop is intended for fiction writers who have written short stories before, and who have experience with the workshop environment. Limited to 12 participants.
Please note: This workshop is sold out but we are now operating a waiting list. Please do sign up if you are interested and we’ll let you know if a place becomes available. Waiting list places are assigned on a first come, first served basis.
We’ll be writing towards emotional impact. The workshop will be supplemented by readings and generative exercises to explore the question of expression vs. evocation—as well as imagination, self-surgery, ambition, and accountability. We’ll also talk about sentences, with a focus on line edits.
Participants will be workshopped twice. You’ll have the option of bringing in an existing piece and writing a new second piece, or else bringing in one piece followed by a revision of the same.
Readings will include Namwali Serpell, Jamel Brinkley, Casey Plett, Carys Davis, Octavia Butler, and Ottessa Moshfegh, among others.