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      December 15, 2018

      Saturday  11:00 AM - 1:30 PM (every 2 weeks on Saturdays for 4 times)

      Address TBA upon Registration - Private Residence Near Hollywood Blvd and Laurel Canyon Blvd
      Los Angeles, California 90046

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      Short Story Workshop

      Study the Genre, Generate New Ideas

      Learn techniques like mining your own life experience, using your powers of observation and your rich memory storehouse to examine your own culture to generate short story ideas. Whether you want to write a single short story, or a series of interconnected stories, a short-story collection, or even a novella, this workshop will help you generate new ideas while you examine the classic short story.
      Every meeting, we look at a classic short story together to appreciate and examine the craft, and then we will get started with a series of writing exercises geared toward the short story form, which we will share (optional!) and offer encouraging feedback. And finally, we will talk briefly about some current markets for individual short stories and set our intentions for how we will move forward and continue our work in this form.

      This Short Story Workshop is a series of stand-alone workshops, so you get something different every time you attend, and you can come to a single session or come to all of them.
      By the end of each workshop, you will have a notebook bursting with story ideas and the seeds of 1-3 short stories that you can expand on at home during your writing practice.
      Above all, you will take home with you the understanding of how short stories have particular demands and esthetics just as novels and screenplays do. 

      Who should attend? We encourage both experienced writers who want to go deeper into the world of the short story and sharpen their short story craft and beginning writers who want to get started in this exciting and challenging form.

      Instructor: Resa Alboher

      Resa Alboher is one of the founding editors of St. Petersburg Review. She is also a Springhouse Journal editorial board member, a scout for the Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency, and a book coach/manuscript consultant. She’s a writer across genre whose publications include Roads & Kingdoms, Cosmonauts Avenue, Scapegoat Review, Black Heart Magazine, Rewire Me, Mango Salute, Have an NYC 2, Maintenant 5, and Radar Productions. She has books of fiction, essays, and poems in the works and a few screenplays hidden in the wings. She is a passionate, energetic, kind and patient writing teacher and a long time traveler with perpetual culture shock who lived twenty years in Russia where she worked with the legendary Summer Literary Seminars St. Petersburg and taught American Writing at the Humanities University in Moscow. She is in a kind of equivalent culture shock (but also a kind of cultural excitement) now that she’s living back here in her native Los Angeles after so many years wandering the globe and discovering the vibrancy of LA anew.

      Skill Level: Anyone over the age of 18, both new and experienced writers
      Class Size: Limited to 8 participants
      Requirements: None
      Location: In person in West Hollywood. Address TBA upon registration.
      Important Terms & Conditions: This workshop qualifies you for the returning member discount. 
      See our website for refund policy.

      Cost: Payment required - 45.00

      Categories: Education | Literary & Books | Organizations & Meetups

      This event repeats every 2 weeks on Saturdays for 4 times:

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.