In this workshop, we will focus on writing and revising a single longer short story—somewhere between 8-12,000 words. We will share two drafts of the same story, each time looking for possibilities and opportunities for expansion. We will pay particular attention to narrative pacing, density, departures and detours. We will also consider and engage in radical revision techniques. In addition to reading each other's stories, we will close read a handful of longer short stories.
Instructor: Michael Credico is the author of Heartland Calamitous (Autumn House Press), which was longlisted for the 2021 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Short Story Collection and The 2021 Story Prize. His writing has appeared in Black Warrior Review, The Collagist, Columbia Journal, Denver Quarterly, DIAGRAM, Hobart, New Ohio Review, NOÖ Journal, Puerto del Sol, Quarterly West, and others. He has received an Individual Excellence Award in Literature from the Ohio Arts Council. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio, where he is working on a novel about the Great Lakes.
---Details: Longer Short Story Workshop takes place Wednesdays February 7, February 14, February 21, February 28, March 6, and March 13 from 6:45 to 8:45pm at Literary Cleveland's offices, 13002 Larchmere Blvd. Prerequisites: None
Genre: FictionLevel: All levelsFormat: Generative writing workshop Location: This class takes place in person at Literary Cleveland's offices, 13002 Larchmere Blvd.Size: Limited to 12 participants (including scholarships).Scholarships: Two scholarship spots are available for this class for writers in Northeast Ohio. Apply by December 11.Cancellations & Refunds: Cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the first class meeting to receive a full refund. Email email@example.com.