I’ve just finished reading an excellent short story called Girls, At Play by Celeste Ng. Before this, I read a short story by Flannery O’Connor, and before that, one by Toni Morrison.
All of this isn’t just for fun – though, these stories are amazing and it is quite fun – it’s because I’ll be teaching a creative writing class in about a month and a half, where the focus is short fiction.
In the class, we’ll go over the various elements of story-telling – plot, voice, setting, character, etc. – by way of lessons, discussion, and even games. Students will use each class to dive into writing their own story – from outlining plot points to writing out character backstories and descriptions. We’ll then have a break for the holidays, and when we return, the focus will be on writing our actual short stories, and then workshopping them as a group.
This will all take place from November through February, with 10 total classes. It will be in my cozy, downtown Austin home, complete with tea and hot chocolate and snacks, as the weather gets cooler.
I’d originally announced that this workshop would begin in October, but I decided to push it back by a month to begin November 18.
I’m offering $50 off registration to those who sign up before October 18 – less than two weeks away.
If you’re interested in learning more, please get in touch today as spots are already filling.
And if you have some time to spare, I highly recommend reading Girls, At Play.