This class will provide resources for students to move through the (speeded-up) process of imagining and executing a short story. From autobiographical anecdote to sturdy first draft, the hints and strategies of making fiction from life will be our ambition. This workshop is open to intermediate to advanced fiction writers. Manuscript required 2 weeks in advance of class, up to 20 pages, 12 pt font.
Nelson, a professor of creative writing at the University of Houston, is known primarily as a short story writer but has also published four novels: Talking in Bed, Living to Tell, Nobody’s Girl and Bound. In 1999, The New Yorker selected her as one of the “twenty best young fiction writers in America today.”
Registration deadline: Mon, June 3