VU Course ID: W112
Curriculum: 26 sessions
  • The Art of the Short Story
  • Prerequisites: None
    Developer: Shariann Lewitt
    Provider: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Recordable: Yes

    Course Description

    In this e-course, we’ll focus on the craft of the short story, which is explored through reading great short stories, writers speaking about writing, writing exercises and conducting workshops on original stories. A writer reads with a different eye. In this class, we will be reading stories and analyzing them with a focus on narrative technique to understand ways in which different writers have addressed issues of plot, character, place and theme. We will use exercises and the workshop environment to put these principles into practice. Throughout, we will analyze the writers’ process so participants can begin to understand and develop their personal process and relationship to the material. ~ Leave yourself notes in the cloud!

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