Writefest kicks off with a series of four-day, genre-specific writing workshops. Held in beautiful artists' studios in Silver Street Studios, the Writefest Weekday Workshops will run Monday, May 27th - Thursday, May 30th, from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Today we're highlighting this year's Short Story workshop, taught by Kirk Wilson!
Novelists might get a lot of attention, but the short stories have been around since the days of oral storytelling--we can trace the roots of the short story back to legends, fables, and folk tales. These days short stories can do it all, and we are thrilled to offer Writefest attendees a space to focus on the short form exclusively. For a glimpse into all that short stories can do, check out Kirk's story "The Heart of Things," originally published in The Wordstock Ten anthology.
About the Writefest 19 Short Story Workshop
What is a “short story” anyway? In this class, we’ll examine the building blocks of short fiction from voice to word choice, to dialog and description. We’ll answer some of the fundamental questions of writing story, discuss techniques for revision, and explore the final stages of submitting to journals and small presses. This workshop will include a mix of craft lectures, opportunities to generate new work, and open discussion of your work (a story of up to ten pages) in a supportive workshop setting
To read more about the Writefest 19 Weekday Workshops, as well as the rest of the events planned for this year's festival, please visit our site.