Start Small: What Writers Can Learn from Very Short Stories

Start Small: What Writers Can Learn from Very Short Stories

Jennifer Tseng
November 6 to December 1, 2017
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4-Week Workshop

Reading and writing Very Short Stories can teach us several basic lessons of fiction writing, including the art of omission, compression, economy, and urgency. Whether you’re already part of the current Very Short Story renaissance or plan to use your Very Short Story as a springboard for a longer project, this four-week class will help you set limits that both sharpen your focus and expand your artistic freedom. Daily readings, prompts, and exercises will be provided. At the end of the course, you will receive a detailed, written response to your work. Everyone welcome.


JENNIFER TSENG is the author of two award-winning poetry books, The Man With My Face (AAWW 2005) and Red Flower, White Flower (Marick Press 2013), and a novel, Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness (Europa Editions 2015). MAYUMI has been featured in the Boston GlobeLA TimesHuffington PostElle, and Financial Times. A finalist for the New England Book Award and shortlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, it has been translated into Italian and is forthcoming in Danish. Tseng is currently at work on a book of poems and a novel.

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