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.
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.
There are no required materials for this class.
- Prose, Francine. Reading Like a Writer. (HarperCollins Publishers, 2007). ISBN-13: 978-0060777050
- 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.