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This class will take off from the foundations of short fiction and examine what has made the best stories the best. Francine Prose’s Reading Like a Writer will guide an intensive study of technique in fiction, then the class will apply that study to a sampling of some of the finest short fiction there is. Included in the readings will be canonical short fiction (stories by Nabokov, Chekhov, Joyce, and others), as well as contemporary classics (stories by Lorrie Moore, Karen Russell, and Anthony Doerr, among others). We will also, of course, workshop your own short fiction.
Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.
If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.
If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.
If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.
Class Type: 6 SessionsFiction
Start Date: 05/07/2015
End Date: 06/11/2015
Days of the Week: Thursday
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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$245.00 General Price:
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Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum is the author of two books of short fiction-- This Life She's Chosen and Swimming With Strangers (both published by Chronicle Books). Her short stories and essays have been published widely in journals, and she has been the recipient of a PEN/O. Henry Prize and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship. She taught creative writing at Purchase College, SUNY from 2008-2012, and now teaches as an adjunct faculty member at several schools in the Seattle area.