Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (August 7 at 10 am – August 31 at 4 pm): $200
Regular Registration Price (August 31 at 4 pm – first day of class): $220
Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.
This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.
Mark your Calendar!
The Newberry Bookstore will re-open on August 14, and you will once again be able to find most of your assigned books for sale there.
This six-week workshop is for writers of all levels who are interested in getting started with short fiction. We will look at literary short stories to understand how they start, progress, and finish. We’ll discuss how “real life” can fuel fiction and how to let the imagination roam, using in-class writing prompts for inspiration. In the last two weeks, we will share and discuss student work in a supportive environment and deepen our understanding of craft.
Six sessions. E - $200, L - $220
Linda Downing Miller has led creative writing classes in Chicago since 2015 and holds an MFA from Queens University. Her short stories have appeared in Water-Stone Review, The Florida Review, Crab Orchard Review, Fiction International, and Fifth Wednesday Journal.
- Ron Carlson, Ron Carlson Writes a Story. ISBN: 978-1555974770
- Alice Mattison, The Kite and the String: How to Write with Imagination and Control-and Live to Tell the Tale. ISBN: 978-0525428541
For the first class, please read the file containing a short story that will be sent upon registration, in the confirmation email.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.