Short Story Writing Workshop with Marian Thurm

    Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 1:00 PM until Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 3:00 PMEastern Daylight Time

    Instructor: Marian Thurm
    2 hour sessions on Thursdays
    Ten VIRTUAL workshop dates as follows:
    October 8 to December 17, no session November 26
    Workshop is limited to 15 registrants

    This is a class in the writing of short fiction. We will focus on ways to bring your characters to life; on plot; point of view; narrative drive that propels the story forward; clarity of thought; voice; language; setting, and methods of revision. A genuine passion for the writing and reading of short stories is required for this class. As is fitting for a workshop, most of the class time will be devoted to the analysis and critiquing of student manuscripts. There will be, as well, readings in contemporary literature, and both in-class and take-home writing prompts intended to stimulate the imagination and to give students the opportunity to work on various elements essential to effective storytelling.

    Marian Thurm (BA, Vassar College; MA, creative writing, Brown University) is the author of four short story collections and seven novels. Her short stories have appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, Ms., Seventeen, the Michigan Quarterly, the Boston Review, Narrative Magazine, the Southampton Review, the Greensboro Review, and many other magazines, and have been included in Best American Short Stories and numerous other anthologies. Her books have been translated into Japanese, German, Swedish, Dutch, and Italian. In addition to the Writing Institute, she has taught creative writing at Yale, Barnard, Columbia, and the New School, and in the MFA programs at Columbia and Brooklyn College. Her new novel, The Blackmailer's Guide to Love, will be published in 2021.

    Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.