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Finding Your Story’s Sweet Spot (Class is Full!)
October 18, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 8, 2017
Instructor: BettyJoyce Nash
$189 Members | $210 Nonmembers
Wednesdays, 9/20/17 – 11/8/17 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
What sets a great short story apart from its mediocre cousins? How do award-winning short story writers use dialogue, character, and action to build layered, lively scenes that plunge us into life’s mysteries, compelling us to keep turning pages? We’ll dissect a handful of short stories from the masters and write our own from scratch, workshopping them into polished drafts. Come prepared to read and write and discuss.
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. 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.