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Snowed Under a Blizzard of Unfinished Stories? (Online seminar)
February 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until February 28, 2021
Instructor: BettyJoyce Nash
$60 Members | $65 Nonmembers
Weekend One: Saturday & Sunday, 2/20/21 & 2/21/21 | 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Weekend Two: Saturday & Sunday, 2/27/21 & 2/28/21 | 10:00 am – 11:15 am
How many days does a blizzard last? That’s an unanswerable question, but this short story “blizzard” will span four days. Bring your blanket, bring your hot chocolate and bring a short story you want to polish for publication. We’ll examine point of view, character development, and story arc, but we’ll also strive for striking and original language. Submit stories in advance and bring comments to share. Students will workshop twice, before revision and after. Students will rethink their stories and revise between the two weekend sessions. Whether you’re working on a stand-alone story or hoping to expand one of your stories into a novel, you’ll get a flurry of ideas to propel your story forward.
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.