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Intermediate Short Story Workshop

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Saturdays. 4 weeks
Nov 20
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Dec 18
11 AM - 1 PM Central
INSTRUCTOR:
Loie Rawding
LOCATION:
Online via zoom
$
192
FOR MEMBERS
$
213
FOR non-MEMBERS
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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: There will be no class the week of Thanksgiving, Saturday November 27.

Loie Rawding grew up on an island off the coast of Maine. After studying dance and theater in Boston and New York, she received an MFA in Fiction from the University of Colorado. In 2020, Loie's debut novel, Tight Little Vocal Cords, was published by KERNPUNKT Press. The book was a Finalist for the Big Other Book Awards, as well as featured in Entropy’s Best Books of 2020-2021 and one of Lambda Literary’s Most Anticipated Books. Other writing has been featured in SAND (Berlin), 3:AM Magazine, The Ekphrastic Review (Toronto), Heavy Feather Review, The Wanderer, and Map Literary, among others. For more information, you can find her at: www.loierawding.com.

What Our Students Say

“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!”

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