Short Stories: Sweet Spots, Blind Spots, and Sore Spots
March 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 17, 2019
Instructor: Betty Joyce Nash
$94.50 Members | $105 Nonmembers
Wednesdays, 3/27/19 – 4/17/19 | 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm (FOUR-WEEK CLASS)
This is an advanced workshop for short story writers. Part new work, part revision, we’ll focus on one story, hammering on the “revision as writing” theme. We’ll each submit one story ripe for “re-vision.” (Of course, it’s no crime if you submit two—your call, depending on how much work you’re up for.) We’ll identify these stories’ sweet spots, and we’ll write from prompts tailored to our stories’ weak or blind or sore spots. We might explore varied beginnings, endings, structure, or characterization, setting, sensory detail. Come prepared for close readings of your own and others’ stories and focused writing to clarify your thoughts and hone the words that will bring your story to a larger audience.
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.