Fiction 5K: Read 5 Stories, Write 5,000+ Words | Newberry

Fiction 5K: Read 5 Stories, Write 5,000+ Words

Led by Linda Miller. Five sessions, 6 - 7:45 pm.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Wednesdays, September 27 - October 25

6 - 7:45 pm

Online registration is closed. Call (312) 255-3700 to register.

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (by September 1): $170
Regular Price (after September 1): $187

Online registration is closed. If you would like to register, you can do so by calling (312) 255-3700.

Seminar Description

This workshop is geared towards beginning and continuing fiction writers with an interest in reading and writing short stories. We will study five different literary short stories to understand what makes them work and discuss elements of the fiction writing craft. Each class will include limited writing time and a prompt to spark ideas. Participants will work toward a goal of completing one 5,000-word story by the end of the seminar. Five sessions.

Linda Downing Miller’s short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in The Florida Review, Water-Stone Review, Crab Orchard Review, Fiction International, and Fifth Wednesday Journal. She earned an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte and is a freelance writer.

Materials List


  • There are no required materials for this class.


  • Prose, Francine. Reading Like a Writer. (HarperCollins Publishers, 2007). ISBN-13: 978-0060777050

First Reading:

  • A short story to be read for the first session will be emailed to seminar participants upon registration.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.