Kick off 2016 with an in-depth investigation of the short story! In this supportive workshop, you’ll study the short story as a major literary form, use model texts to inspire your own original fiction, and gather the feedback you need to make your story truly great.
This six-week workshop will meet on Wednesday January 27th, Feb. 3rd, Feb. 10th, Feb. 17th, Feb. 24th, and March 2nd at The Cabin from 6:30-8:30pm
The six-week workshop will focus on assembling short stories through character development, scene choices, setting choices, building engaging story arcs, and working to both entertain and instruct a readership. Workshop students will be writing short stories, getting feedback though workshop discussion and detailed critiques, and working to evolve and revise their work thoroughly. The end-goal will be to produce publishable-quality stories, and each week we will be reading and studying one or two published short stories and looking to employ many of the techniques that writers like Sherman Alexie, Raymond Carver, Joyce Carol Oates, George Saunders, and Claire Vaye Watkins use. We will have some good, serious fun building and studying these narratives, and I look forward to working with you all.
Christian Winn is a fiction writer, poet, journalist, and teacher of creative writing. His fiction has appeared in McSweeney’s, Ploughshares,The Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Journal, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Greensboro Review, Chattahoochee Review, Gulf Coast, Bat City Review, Every Day Fiction, The Pinch, Santa Monica Review, Handful of Dust, The Strip, Revolver and elsewhere. His collection of short stories, NAKED ME, is out from Dock Street Press – dockstreetpress.com. He has written for The Boise Weekly, Thrive, The Idaho Statesman, and Idaho Magazine. He is the founder of the Writers Write fiction workshop series, co-founder and committee member of Storyfort, and curator of Modern Campfire Stories. He teaches fiction writing at Boise State University, as well as through Writers In The Schools and The Cabin’s summer writing camps.