Hungry to complete your short story? Unsure if your piece is ready to submit? What better way to prepare for sharing your short fiction with the world than a generative workshop designed to ensure valuable feedback from your peers, as well as the essential exercise of reading and critiquing other’s stories. During this four-week workshop you will be expected to submit a completed draft and support the other members of the class with reciprocal feedback. We will share our struggles and our triumphs, supporting each other in this safe space with positivity and respectful diligence, as well as discuss specific elements of fiction to hone our individual voices. You will depart this workshop feeling energized and satisfied, with a short story ready to release into the wild.
Note: This class is scheduled to take place in-person at Porch HQ. You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate, and we will enroll a maximum of 9 participants. Masks are not required at this time, though we will revisit this policy as needed. Check our website and this listing for details before you attend class.
Loie Rawding grew up on Cliff Island, Maine. She received her MFA from the University of Colorado and served as Fiction Editor of Timber Journal. Her work has received international attention in Heavy Feather Review, The Ekphrastic Review (Toronto), NATIVE Magazine, SAND (Berlin), and Map Literary, among others. In 2016, Loie was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has been a fellow at the Tin House Summer Workshop and the Martha's Vineyard Creative Writing Institute. Loie’s debut novel, Tight Little Vocal Cords, is now available from KERNPUNKT Press. Find her at: www.loierawding.com
“Loie was a terrific instructor. She built a strong rapport immediately with her students and led reflective discussions. Her written reviews are thorough and it is clear she puts a significant amount of time into the organization of the class. I was inspired and challenged by her comments and with each session.”
“Loie was wonderful. She treated everyone's work with equal seriousness and insight, fostered a supportive atmosphere among the group, and really motivated us to do our best work. I'll absolutely recommend her classes to others.”
“Loie is so supportive. She forced us all to really dig deep into what story we were all trying to tell in our first drafts. I’m thankful for all the feedback and advice on how to pursue publishing that she was able to offer. I’d love to take another class from her again!”