Six-Month Short Story Intensive at Literary Arts – SOLD OUT

October 30, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Fridays, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 pm, Pacific Time (22 class meetings)
online via Zoom
FULL LINK & DESCRIPTION HERE at Literary Arts Website

This class is for experienced writers who are dedicated to starting the first draft of a story collection over the course of 6 months. We will have 22 class meetings between October and April, with a four-week break from mid-December to mid-January to focus on generating and revising our work.

Participants should have experience writing stories and familiarity with the elements of literary short fiction including scene, character, conflict, place and revision. We will study individual stories by authors, read craft essays, and discuss several published collections and how the stories unite to form a book.

This class is specifically designed for writers who are comfortable in a workshop setting. We will be giving and receiving feedback on works in progress at each of our meetings. Students will be expected to workshop their stories four times throughout the intensive.

In addition to the specific goal of starting a collection, the intention of this class is to bring together a group of writers who are actively seeking accountability, community, and a deepening of dedication to their own work.

Starting the Story – July Online Workshop

Want to take a low-impact 4 week online workshop together? Thinking about process, not product these days? Maybe this online workshop will help you meet up with other writers and stay connected to your work.

Wednesdays July 8 – 29 (4 weeks)

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Here’s the Literary Arts workshop description and a link if you’re interested in learning more or signing up:

This 4 -week short fiction workshop will focus on generating new work and simply getting words down on a page.  We will read excerpts, share just-written work aloud, and discuss assigned weekly readings together. We will investigate ways to unearth material together and share strategies for maintaining a regular writing practice. Participants will leave will many fragments and several starts for new work.  This class takes place through Zoom. 

Literary Arts Online Workshop: Starting the Story

Want to take a low-impact 4 week online workshop together? Thinking about process, not product these days? Maybe this online workshop will help you meet up with other writers and stay connected to your work.

Wednesdays April 15 – May 6 (4 weeks)

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Here’s the Literary Arts workshop description and a link if you’re interested in learning more or signing up:

This 4 -week short fiction workshop will focus on generating new work and simply getting words down on a page.  We will read excerpts, share just-written work aloud, and discuss assigned weekly readings together. We will investigate ways to unearth material together and share strategies for maintaining a regular writing practice. Participants will leave will many fragments and several starts for new work.  This class takes place through Zoom. 

CANCELLED – Short Story II Intensive – March/April 2020

Join me for the second-level of the Short Story Intensive at Literary Arts. Pre-requisite is attendance of Level 1 class, or permission of instructor.

We’ll dive even deeper into the craft of short fiction, storytelling, and revision.

Thursday nights

March 12 – April 16

6:00 –  9:00 p.m.

 

Short Story Intensive I at Literary Arts

Join me for the Fall 2019 SHORT STORY INTENSIVE at Literary Arts.

Here’s the class description:

Write a draft of a short story in six weeks. Class includes an emphasis on character, voice, and how to mine detail inside a scene. Class time will be spent on generating ideas for plot and character; participants will have the opportunity to get feedback on some of their writing and learn techniques for establishing a consistent writing practice so they can revise their draft once the class is done.

September 24 – November 5 (no class October 8)
Tuesdays 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. (6 class meetings)

Class meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington.
For writers at all levels 
Limited to 10 students

 

Don’t Write What You Know – Fiction Reading

Tonight I’ll be hosting and reading fiction along with stellar Portland writers Jason Arias (author of Momentary Illumination of Objects in Motion from Black Bomb Books) and Mark Allen Cunningham (author of most recently Perpetua’s Kin from Atelier26 Books).

Books will be for sale and everything you hear will be made up.

This reading is made possible by a grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council who provided funding this year to assist in work on my second collection of stories. Thanks RACC!

Six Week Short Story Intensive (August/September 2018)

Just like you asked for, here is the longer Short Story Intensive through Literary Arts.

After some student requests, the Short Story Intensive I’ve been teaching at Literary Arts has been expanded to a 6 week class, which means we’ll spend even more time discussing writing, readings and our own work.

Here is the info from the Literary Arts site:

Write a draft of a short story in six weeks. Class includes an emphasis on character, voice, and how to mine detail inside a scene. Class time will be spent on generating ideas for plot and character; participants will have the opportunity to get feedback on some of their writing and learn techniques for establishing a consistent writing practice so they can revise their draft once the class is done.

August 21 – September 25
Tuesdays 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. (6 class meetings)
Class meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington.
For writers at all levels 
Limited to 10 students

SIGN UP HERE if you’d like to join us.

Literary Arts 6 Week Short Story Intensive

You asked for it, and, now, here it is.

After a few student requests, the Short Story Intensive I’ve been teaching at Literary Arts has been expanded to a 6 week class, which is fantastic news: we can spend even more time discussing writing, readings and our own work.

Here is the info from the Literary Arts site:

Write a draft of a short story in six weeks. Class includes an emphasis on character, voice, and how to mine detail inside a scene. Class time will be spent on generating ideas for plot and character; participants will have the opportunity to get feedback on some of their writing and learn techniques for establishing a consistent writing practice so they can revise their draft once the class is done.

May 14 – June 28, 2018
*class does NOT meet Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day)*
Mondays 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. (6 class meetings)
Class meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington.
For writers at all levels 
Limited to 10 students

SIGN UP HERE if you’d like to join us this May-June.

Literary Arts Short Story Intensive

Join me for a four-week workshop on short fiction.

September 28, October 5, 19, & 26, 2017 (4 sessions) – No class 10/12
Thursdays 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Class meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington.

Write a draft of a short story in four weeks. Class includes an emphasis on character, voice, and how to mine detail inside a scene. Class time will be spent on generating ideas for plot and character; participants will have the opportunity to get feedback on some of their writing and learn techniques for establishing a consistent writing practice so they can revise their draft once the class is done.

SIGN UP HERE
For writers at all levels

Scholarships available.
This class is also offered in Winter 2018.