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The Magic & Making of Short Stories: 4-Week Short Story Writing Course

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Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
315 Academy Avenue
Providence, RI 02908

We will unpack the mechanics of the short story in this intensive four-week course at Mount Pleasant Library.

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Whether you’ve always loved short stories, or have just discovered them, the short story stands apart from other writing forms. In this course, we’ll be examining what makes short stories unique, unpacking the mechanics of the short story. From enticing beginnings to show stopping endings, we will analyze and deconstruct short stories to find what makes them so enchanting.

Students will have a chance to generate new work, and revise existing stories, if they so choose. Potential texts to be read include stories by Ursula K. Le Guin, Orson Welles, Edith Wharton, Raymond Carver, Anthony Veasna So, Octavia Butler, and others. The course will culminate in a showcase where students will share their work with their peers. All levels of writers are welcome, and no previous experience with short stories is required.

Meet Your Instructor: Marissa Gallerani is a writer and teacher living in Providence, RI. A lifelong writer and reader, Marissa completed her MFA in fiction at The Newport MFA at Salve Regina. Her work has appeared in The Harvard Review, The Financial Diet, and broadcast on The Public’s Radio. She is currently at work on a science-fantasy novel, and will attend a writing residency at Prospect Street in Vermont later this summer.

Register through Eventbrite to sign up for the class. Classes run every Tuesday night, 6pm-7:30pm, August 9th through August 30th in person at Mount Pleasant Library. Please sign up up only if you plan on attending all four classes.

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