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The purpose of this workshop is to explore the world of fiction writing. We will look at a variety of short stories from 6-word stories to 1,000 word pieces, discuss the traits authors use to develop such brief work, and then apply these to our own flash fiction projects. The exercises we do in and outside of class are meant to help you think in new ways and to discover the stories that matter to you.
The last two classes will be spent reading and responding to the work of classmates in an encouraging, supportive fashion. Lastly, each class member will have the option to submit their piece to a literary magazine.
Who is the Instructor?
Melissa Fraterrigo is the author of the novel, Glory Days ( University of Nebraska Press), which was named one of "The Best Fiction of 2017" by Chicago Review of Books.
Melissa is also the author of the short story collection, The Longest Pregnancy (Livingston Press). Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in a variety of journals including Puerto del Sol, Massachusetts Review, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Sou’wester and Shenandoah. She has twice been nominated for Pushcart Prizes and also teaches fiction writing at IUPUI in Indianapolis.
In addition to her publications, she has taught creative writing at Bowling Green State University, Southern Utah University, Penn State-Altoona, and at the Indiana Writers’ Center. Melissa is the founder of Lafayette Writers’ Studio.
To learn more about Melissa or read some of her work, visit melissafraterrigo.com
When is this class offered?
This four-week class is offered live on Zoom beginning Tuesday, May 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 3 p.m. EST to 5 p.m. EST.
Who should take this class?
Open to writers in grades 8-12th. It is capped at 12 students.
What is the cost?
$170. Nonrefundable fee of $25 included in each registratio