Seminar: Creating the World in a Short Story
Instructor: Clifford Garstang
Cost: $55 Members | $60 Non-Members
Saturday, August 11, 2012 | 9:00am-1:00pm
There’s a reason many authors argue that writing the short story is much more difficult than writing a novel. Characters still need to be fully realized, often with back stories; the setting of the story needs to be exact: there is still a landscape and weather and all the ordinary objects that make a place seem real; and something significant has to occur, no matter how silently or internally. Learn how to weave into a short amount of space all the key fictional elements that make a world feel real.
Clifford Garstang earned his MFA from Queens University of Charlotte. His linked story collection, In an Uncharted Country, was published in 2009. Recent work has appeared in Cream City Review, FRiGG, The Tampa Review, and elsewhere. He is the Editor of Prime Number Magazine.