This workshop is designed for students who are at work on a collection of short stories or novel. We will discuss two student pieces per class (either a short story or self-contained novel chapter), in addition to published stories by writers like Annie Proulx, James Baldwin, and Mavis Gallant. Our focus will be on annotating and providing critical feedback for the works-in-progress, while also discussing how stories and chapters function in a book-length project.
Please submit 10-20 pages of a short story or novel excerpt (double-spaced, 12pt font) to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 21. If you are submitting a novel excerpt, please also include a full plot synopsis that is no longer than one printed page. And, please bring ten copies to the first class meeting.