The accomplished short story writer Lorrie Moore said that novels are like a marriage, but short stories are like a love affair. Raymond Carver said that short stories can transform the "commonplace" into things of "startling power." But there's even more! The invisible structure upon which the short story is draped is the same invisible structure that holds up our own lives. In this 6-week workshop, we will use our own stories as the vehicle for conversation about these tiny machines, how they work, how to make them, and--perhaps most importantly--why we make them.
Instructor: Brian Buckbee
Dates: Tuesdays, Sep. 13, 20, & 27, Oct. 4, 11, & 18
Location: Fact & Fiction (Downtown)