This class will focus on the art of writing short fiction. We’ll read a range of contemporary stories, ask, “How did the author do this?” and then try, to the best of our abilities, to answer that question.
Alongside craft elements like characterization, story structure, point of view, and the balance between scene and summary, we’ll also discuss the challenges and rewards of process and practice. Weekly short writing exercises will help students explore particular aspects of fiction-making, and one longer story from each student, due toward the end of course, will be discussed in a supportive full-class workshop.
Students will be encouraged to expand their conception of short fiction, and to experiment, push, and transform their own storytelling in imaginative ways.
New dates: 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16 and 3/23
Anthony Tognazzini's recent work has appeared in Guernica, BOMB and Gigantic. His fiction collection, I Carry A Hammer in My Pocket for Occasions Such As These, was the inaugural book in their American Reader Series. He has received a residency from the Djerassi Resident Artists Program and awards from the Academy of American Poets, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs and the Greer Artist Foundation. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, the poet Robin Beth Schaer, and their son Faro.
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