Wanna write brilliant, heartfelt tales about the human condition for The New Yorker? Now’s your chance! In this San Francisco short story workshop, successful fiction writer Austin Smith shares his recipe for crafting an irresistible short story! Through fun, in-class writing exercises and an engaging craft talk, he’ll help you brainstorm new ideas, and write a draft of a Pulitzer prize-winning gem. You’ll learn story fiction techniques like structure, character, dialogue, scene writing, description and conflict. Austin will show you how to hook readers with an engaging premise and help you get to a first draft of a killer short story By the end of the day. You’ll also get insider tips from his publishing talk on how to get it into top-tier journals so you can join the now 32 students published from this class! Experienced and beginning writers welcome. Prepare to bring on your inner Salinger!
Instructor: Austin Smith
Sunday, June 4
10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $180 (Includes snacks and tea)
Location: Writing Pad San Francisco (1695 18th Street #409 San Francisco, CA 94107)
Note: Class will be limited to 10 students
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Austin Smith’s stories and poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, Threepenny Review, Narrative Magazine, Yale Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, and other publications. His first collection of poems, Almanac, was selected by Paul Muldoon for the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets and published by Princeton University Press...Read More »
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