Fiction 2: Short Story Workshop

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Fiction 2: Short Story Workshop

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There's an old saying that while the process of writing a novel is like a long marriage, the process of writing a story is like a short and passionate love affair. This intensity of working on a short story makes it a great avenue to try new things, take risks, learn about ourselves and grow as readers and writers. In this workshop, we will look at the way form, style, and structure give a short story its beauty and energy. We will study new and old classics of the form, but the primary focus of the class will be to write a draft of a short story, and bring our own stories-in-progress to the workshop table for discussion and feedback from our fellow writers. Please come to the first class with a list of your short story ideas, or a draft of a work-in-progress. Limited to 8 students.

  • Instructor: Lydia Peelle

  • Length of workshop: 6 weeks

  • Dates: Mondays, Aug. 20 - Sept. 24

  • Time: 7 - 9 p.m.

  • Location: Humanities Tennessee Offices
    807 Main St., Ste. B
    Nashville, TN 37206


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About the Instructor: 

Lydia Peelle is the Whiting Award- winning author of the novel The Midnight Cool and the story collection Reasons For and Advantages of Breathing, which was a New York Times Book Review  Critics' Choice book and received an honorable mention for the PEN/Hemingway Award. She earned her MFA from the University of Virginia and has been a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Ucross, Yaddo, and Ragdale. Peelle is a recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, an O. Henry Prize, the National Book Foundation's "5 Under 35" honor, and the Anahid Award for Armenian-American writers. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee. The Midnight Cool is her first novel.