Writing fiction can seem mysterious, if not downright unfathomable — and that’s when you take a moment to break down the craft.
In this workshop, students will craft two short stories, discuss outside works, and compose in-class exercises as we parse the mechanics of fiction. Through reading the work of your peers, and studying our active practitioners, we’ll leave these weeks a little further along in our understanding of what makes a story. You’ve got many different tools at our disposal to tell yours — in this workshop, you’ll hone them in a community of like-minded writers.
Bryan Washington is a writer from Houston. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, BuzzFeed, The Paris Review, Tin House, One Story, American Short Fiction, Boston Review, GQ, FADER, The Awl, and Catapult. His first collection of stories, Lot, is forthcoming from Riverhead Books.