8-Week: Intro to Writing the Short Story

Intro to Writing the Short Story

This class will introduce you to the short story form, and, more importantly, get you writing. We'll spend the first four weeks concentrating on writing exercises as well as reading published short stories and essays about the writing process. The second four weeks will be devoted to workshopping one another's stories. Everyone will submit one short story. Throughout the session, we will also discuss the different aspects of short stories, like point-of-view, dialogue, pacing, setting, showing/telling, and tone. If you're interested in learning how to write a short story, come join us!

This class is currently full, but please check out an alternative workshop like our 8-Week: Intermediate Short Story with Christopher Merkner, 8-Week: Speculative Fiction with Courtney Morgan, or 8-Week: Online Intro to Fiction and Nonfiction with Christopher Merkner. If a space should open up for you in this class, we'd be happy to transfer your registration. 

Required Texts:

Paris Stories, by Mavis Gallant

Going to Meet the Man: Stories, by James Baldwin

*Copies of these books are available to Lighthouse students at a 10% discount at the Tattered Cover on Colfax. Simply tell a Tattered Cover employee you are enrolled in a course at Lighthouse and they will direct you to where the books are shelved. 

Instructor: Seth Brady Tucker, PhD Learn More


Aug 14, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pmAug 21, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pmAug 28, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pmSep 04, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pmSep 11, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pmSep 18, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pmSep 25, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pmOct 02, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm