SHORT & SWEET: A SAN FRANCISCO SHORT STORY WORKSHOP

Have you dreamed about getting a short story published in a literary journal like McSweeney’s? Now’s your chance! In this 5-week San Francisco short story workshop, Austin Smith (New Yorker, Ploughshares) will help you craft a brilliant, heartfelt tale about the human condition! Through fun, in-class writing exercises and engaging craft talks, he’ll help you brainstorm new ideas and write a draft of a literary gem. He will even show you how to use a family story or myth as a springboard for a great tale. Austin will show you how to hook readers with an engaging premise. He will share his method for discovering his characters and help you get to a killer ending in five pages or less. By end of the class, you’ll have a polished publication-ready short story as well as a solid plan for where to submit it. Experienced and beginning writers welcome. Before you know it, you will be ready to join the ranks of the 32 students who have published short stories after taking this class. Prepare to bring on your inner Salinger!

 

Instructor: Austin Smith
Oct 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9 (4 Thurs. nights, 1 one on one consult)
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $395 (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

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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PAYMENT PLANS: A payment plan for this class is 5 weekly payments of $92.00 All payment plans include an additional $50 admin fee and a small credit card processing fee which is built into each weekly payment. Your card will automatically be charged 5 times every week until your class is paid off. At minimum, you must pay for each class meeting before it meets. Once you sign up for a payment plan, you are responsible for paying in full regardless of your class attendance. Rejected payment transactions are subject to an additional $25 fee. FOR A PAYMENT PLAN CLICK HERE.
 
EMAIL INFO@WRITINGPAD.COM OR CALL 323-333-2954 IF YOU HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY: All sales are final and there are no refunds. Credit may be offered based on class availability. If you can’t come to class, call or email us as far in advance as possible. We will do everything we can to fill your spot, but we can’t make any guarantees. Credit eligibility is not based upon your reason for being unable to attend a class; it is based upon the timing of your credit request and our ability to fill your spot. If we find someone to take your place, you will receive class credit minus a $25 processing fee for 1 day classes and $50 processing fee for long classes. Otherwise, your payment will be forfeit. To use class credits, you need to sign up for class in advance by emailing marilyn@writingpad.com or calling 323.333.2954. If the class is being paid for as part of a payment plan, regardless of whether the student stops attending class, the payment plan must be paid in full by the end of the class. Failure to do so will result in the student’s account being turned over to collections.