Please note that this is an online workshop conducted via Zoom. Participants will be provided information on how to join the online sessions.
This workshop is full, please sign up on the waiting list here so you receive priority registration the next time this class is offered.
How do we write stories that not only hook a reader in the first couple of paragraphs, but capture attention in the first sentence? How do we create characters that do more than just feel real, but have real breath in their lungs? How do we move beyond a mere point of view, and inhabit the story itself? How can we take prose, and let the story come alive with its own unique voice? In this course we will be pumping fiction full of vitamins, minerals, and–maybe even–steroids through discussions, exercises, workshopping original pieces, and reading short stories by canonized and emerging authors–such as Benjamin Percy, Stacey Richter, Amy Hempel, Milan Kundera, and Carmen Maria Machado.
About the instructor
BRENDAN STEPHENS is a writer from the mountains in Western Maryland. His work has appeared in Epoch, Southeast Review, Carolina Quarterly, Notre Dame Review, and elsewhere. He has been awarded an Inprint Marion Barthelme Prize in Creative Writing, two Inprint Donald Barthelme Prizes, an Into the Void Fiction Prize, and a Sequestrum Emerging Writer Award. He is the online fiction editor for Gulf Coast Magazine. Currently, he is a Phd candidate at the UH Creative Writing Program, where he received an Inprint Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Fellowship.
Please note that the registration fee and tuition for online workshops are nonrefundable. By registering for an Inprint Writers Workshop you are agreeing to Inprint’s registration policies. If this workshop is full when you try to register, please sign up on the waiting list here so you receive priority registration the next time this class is offered. For details and a schedule of all the current workshop offerings, click here.