8-Week: Intermediate Short Story Workshop


Building on the foundations of Intro to Writing the Short Story, this class will consist primarily of workshopping short story drafts. Each participant will have two opportunities to submit their work for peer review. In addition, we’ll use writing exercises and published short stories as launching points for generating new material and discussing aspects of the short story craft, such as narrative scope, narrator reliability, structure, building tension, and developing plot. Writers are encouraged to repeat this class as often as needed to provide the deadlines and structure for consistent output. 

Prerequisite: Intro to Writing the Short Story or instructor’s permission. Students need to have workshop experience and a basic understanding of the different POVs, charting a story with Freytag’s pyramid, dialogue (summarized and direct), and balancing showing with telling. To gain permission, please send a brief writing sample (5–10 pages) to info@lighthousewriters.org.

Please Note: This class will skip the week of April 19 and will continue through the week of May 17.  

Upcoming Sessions:
  • Spring 2017
    Instructor: Paula Younger, MFA
    Starts: 03/22/2017
    Time(s): 6:30 to 8:30 PM

    Cost: $310.00 members / $340.00 non-members
    Location: RM. 101 (Parlor) - Lighthouse Writers Workshop
    1515 Race Street, Denver, CO 80206
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