Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (by February 10): $240
Regular Price (after February 10): $264
This seminar is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.
The idea of making up a story—writing fiction—can be intimidating for anyone, even an experienced journalist, essayist, or blogger. This workshop is for writers of all levels who want to start writing short fiction. We'll look at literary short stories to understand what makes them work. We'll discuss how real-life experiences can fuel fiction and how to let your imagination roam. Participants will develop ideas and share writing in class. Eight sessions.
Linda Downing Miller's short stories have recently appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Fiction International, and Fifth Wednesday Journal. She earned an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte in 2014 and has worked as a freelance writer and journalist.
- Ron Carlson Writes a Story. Ron Carlson. Greywolf Press, 2007. (ISBN-13: 978-1-555-97477-0)
- The Kite and the String: How to Write with Spontaneity and Control—and Live to Tell the Tale. Alice Mattison. Viking, 2016. (ISBN-13: 978-0-525-42854-1)
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.