Writing Short Fiction: A Remote Workshop

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is pleased to host a 6-week Fiction Writing Workshop led by writer and instructor Horatio Potter, MFA, a published short story author. Whether you have a finished story you’d like to have workshopped in a safe, supportive environment or are a first-time fiction writer, this free 6-week course will provide a clear format to create short stories using in-class exercises, regular individual feedback and group discussion.

This remote writing workshop will be taught via Zoom, with the ability to loan technology to accepted students if needed.

In addition to completing a cohesive and well-edited work of fiction, students can expect to come to a fuller understanding of the following concepts by the end of the course:

o What is the overall structure of a compelling short story?
o Where do stories come from?
o How do our life experiences provide the material for short stories?
o How does fiction writing help us make sense of life?

Writers are expected to commit to attending the 6 weekly Zoom classes. Log-in details will be sent once accepted. If you do not have Zoom downloaded onto your device, we will show you how to download it. Technology support will be provided throughout the duration of the course.

The dates and times of the course are below. If you cannot attend one of these sessions, please let the instructor know ASAP to schedule a make-up class. Students cannot miss more than one session.

Application due date: Friday, April 9

Tech review: Tuesday, April 13

Thursday, April 15

Thursday, April 22

Thursday, April 29

Thursday, May 6

Thursday, May 13

Thursday, May 20

All sessions will be held 6pm - 7:30pm

To apply, please fill out and submit this form.

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