Oct 22, 2015 Thursday
(Almost full)
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

This course will focus on writing short fiction. You will learn about form and content with a focus on literary techniques that will help you to produce original short stories. One of the main objectives of this course is to begin to think about creative writing in new and likely disorienting ways, and further to provide you with the tools and knowledge to develop and improve your writing within the short story form. To accomplish this we will be addressing a variety of different aspects of fiction writing including, but not limited to, craft, structure, pacing, character development, atmosphere, subject matter, and temporality. We will attempt to understand the elements of short fiction and embrace the relationships between those elements. Additional topics covered in the course may include editing, revising, reading, and publishing.

Bring one of the following:
anything artistic
beer, wine, or whiskey
board games
books (preferably literary fiction or poetry)
garden produce (vegetables, fruits, herbs, etc.)
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)
vinyl records

About the teacher, Eric Longfellow

Eric Longfellow is a writer and teacher. He has a master's degree from New York University and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in English Studies at Illinois State University where he has taught creative writing and composition. He has worked or is currently working for the publishers FC2 and Dalkey Archive Press doing proofreading and editorial work. While his main focus is fiction writing, his research interests include queer theory, gender and sexuality studies, and psychoanalytic theory. He is currently at work on a collection of short stories that explores the intersections of alternative forms of sexuality and global political histories. His fiction can be found in CutBank Literary Magazine among other places.