The Art and Craft of Short Story Writing

Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019 Time: 1:00 pm-3:30 pm Location: Equinox Terrace  { MAP } Fee: $90 in advance

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GUEST SPEAKER:

Elayne Clift

Writer and Journalist

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Ever wanted to write short stories but couldn’t get started?

Have a story lurking in your mind that won’t let go?

Need a little help believing you really can write a good short story?

This writing workshop is for anyone who wants to work on crafting one to two short stories during four sessions under the guidance of an award-winning writer of both fiction and non-fiction. Each week participants will be assigned a noted writers’ short story to discuss in the workshop with an eye to craft. They will also work on the story they are writing as homework, and share in class what they’ve written in an atmosphere of supportive critique. As we progress, there will be revision, and hopefully the completion of one or two short stories. During the course of the workshop, techniques for strengthening the crafting of fiction will be offered as well as online editorial assistance and advice from the instructor. Class size is limited to 8; early registration is strongly encouraged.

Class will meet Thursdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24.

Elayne Clift, a Vermont Humanities Council Scholar, is an award-winning writer and journalist whose work appears in numerous publications internationally. A regular columnist for the Keene Sentinel and the Brattleboro Commons, a book reviewer for the New York Journal of Books, and a regular contributor to Vermont Woman, her work has appeared in the Boston GlobeWashington PostChristian Science Monitor, and Chronicle of Higher Education, among other publications. Senior correspondent for the India-based syndicate Women’s Feature Service, she published her first novel, Hester’s Daughters, based on The Scarlet Letter, in 2012. Her latest book of short stories, Children of the Chalet, won First Prize/Fiction 2014 from Greyden Press, published in 2015.