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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 9
Teacher: Katherine Taylor

What you'll learn in this more writing class:

Note: This is primarily a lecture class with some in-class exercises but not everyone will get to share their writing for feedback due to the seminar format.

Have you dreamed about getting a short story published in a literary journal like McSweeney’s? Now’s your chance! In this 1-Day Online lecture format Short Story Intensive class, successful fiction writer Katherine Taylor (ZYZZVA, Ploughshares, Pushcart Prize) will teach you the fundamentals of short form fiction! Experienced and beginning writers welcome.

Through fun, in-class writing exercises, she’ll help you brainstorm new ideas and get started on a draft of a literary gem (Note: there will be limited sharing of work). In Katherine’s engaging craft talk, she’ll cover the essential elements of brilliant, heartfelt short stories: character, story arc, description, and avoiding the rookie mistakes that will make a story fall flat. Before you know it, you will be ready to join the ranks of the 34 students who have published short stories after taking this class. Prepare to bring on your inner Salinger!


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All sales are final and there are no refunds. Credit may be offered based on class availability. If you can’t come to class, call or email us as far in advance as possible. We will do everything we can to fill your spot, but we can’t make any guarantees. Credit eligibility is not based upon your reason for being unable to attend a class; it is based upon the timing of your credit request and our ability to fill your spot. If we find someone to take your place, you will receive class credit minus a $25 processing fee for 1 day classes and $50 processing fee for long classes. Otherwise, your payment will be forfeit. To use class credits, you need to sign up for class in advance by emailing [email protected] or calling 323.333.2954. If the class is being paid for as part of a payment plan, regardless of whether the student stops attending class, the payment plan must be paid in full by the end of the class. Failure to do so will result in the student’s account being turned over to collections.

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