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Evening Fiction: Short Stories Masters

June 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

Instructor: BettyJoyce Nash
$94.50 Members | $105 Nonmembers
FOUR Wednesdays, 6/5/19 – 6/26/19 | 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

In this course, we’ll put selected scenes from published short stories under a microscope and generate original work inspired by these readings and our discussions. Our goals include an enhanced, expanded ability to remain open to possibility: We don’t want to rush early drafts because, if we pay attention, they teach us who the characters are and what they want.

Over four weeks, we’ll generate new work that reflects readings and discussions, workshopping as needed and desired, in order to consolidate early drafts for further revision. As always, we’ll share craft tips to polish prose. This course is designed so that students come away with rough drafts. Prerequisite: Students should have writing workshop experience.

BettyJoyce Nash is a journalist and fiction writer with an MS in journalism from Northwestern’s Medill Journalism School (1988) and an MFA in fiction from Queens University (2011). Her journalism has appeared in newspapers and magazines in North Carolina and Virginia; her fiction has been published in North Dakota Quarterly, Broad River Review, and C-Ville Weekly. As part of her research for her story, “Laser Vision,” she qualified for a concealed carry permit in 2011. In 2015, she won the F. Scott Fitzgerald contest. Her fiction has been recognized with fellowships from The MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, among other artists’ colonies.


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June 19
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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BettyJoyce Nash


508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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