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About the Short Story Intensive Program
March 2022–January 2023
Instructor: Ivelisse Rodriguez
Finish your short story collection in one year! The short story collection is not a gateway to novel writing, but rather an artform of its own. In this year-long program, working with a published, award-nominated short story writer, ten participants will develop, tear apart, and try again until a short story collection is finished.
- Consistent writing deadlines, studying aspects of craft, and being part of a supportive community
- Panels and Q&As with experts in the industry
- Visits from published authors
- Participating in a public reading on Zoom
This intensive workshop is geared toward writers with either a draft of a short story collection or several short stories already begun. Each participant will have the opportunity to present approximately 200 pages for critique. These can be new stories or revisions of stories. The class will meet every other Tuesday from March 15 to June 21, and August 2 to January 17 with a break in July.
Although the class is primarily a workshop format, there will be discussions of craft and occasional exercises geared toward helping participants think more deeply about their own projects. These will include discussions of character, dialogue, point of view, plot, setting, and a variety of other subjects of concern to short story writing. In the fall, the focus will turn to publishing, including writing a successful query letter and submitting to literary journals. Occasional guest speakers will include published writers and others involved in the publishing industry.