Short Story Workshop | Newberry

Short Story Workshop

Led by Linda Downing Miller
Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Five sessions. Wednesdays, March 2-March 30



Newberry Adult Education Seminars will meet both virtually and in the building for the Winter/Spring term. Although we are still primarily virtual, you will find a smaller selection of in-person seminars in the schedule. For more information about the Newberry’s virtual seminars, including a Zoom tutorial, please see our Virtual Seminars FAQ page. If you have questions about online learning, please reach out to Registration opens Wednesday, January 19th at 9am (Central time). Registration will take place through our online platform, Learning Stream.

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Seminar Description

Find out what thoughtful readers see in your stories. Improve your own writing skills by providing helpful feedback to other writers. This five-week workshop is for writers who have moved past the “thinking about writing fiction” stage. Maybe you’ve taken a fiction class or two or read a how-to book. You’ve definitely put in some writing time and drafted two (or more) short stories. Each workshop participant will contribute two story drafts for discussion.

Five sessions. Registration – $220/$198

Linda Downing Miller has led creative writing classes in Chicago since 2015. Her short stories have appeared in Chicago Quarterly Review, Water-Stone Review, The Florida Review, and other literary journals. She received an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte.

Materials List


  • Digital Course Packet.

First Reading:

  • Please read Jamel Brinkley’s “The Let-Out” for the first session, available in the digital course packet.

Cost and Registration Information 

Registration Information

Registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, January 19th . Newberry Associates members at the Literati level and above will have access to early registration beginning January 12th at 10am. Learn more about membership benefits and becoming a Newberry Associate.

Please note: The Newberry uses Learning Stream for all Adult Education Seminar registrations. For more information about registration, including a guide to online registration, see our Registration Information page. Questions? Please contact seminars program staff via email at

We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.

This seminar is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about registering for a seminar, program policies, or teaching a seminar.