The Short Story

Six Wednesdays: June 7, 14, 21 and July 5, 12, 19, 6-8 PM

Production Series: The Short Story

It’s time to take your writing seriously. Warren Read—writer, educator, and published author—will guide you through every step of writing a short story in this six-session production workshop. 

The class will cover what makes a short story, character development, setting, dialogue, and point of view. Each session will include writing advice, fluency prompts, sharing your work with class members, and writing groups/workshopping. Between meetings, you will focus on developing your short story.

All levels of writers are welcome. You might dust off an old story you began years ago, come to class with an idea for a story, or attend the first session with no clue what you want to write. It’s all okay because the first class will begin with brainstorming activities. You’ll leave with a clear direction in mind. Warren Read will use excerpts and ideas from Ron Carlson Writes a Story. You are encouraged to get a copy from the library, Amazon, Kindle, iBooks, and others.     

Instructor Bio: Warren Read is the author of a memoir, The Lyncher in Me (2009, Borealis Books) and the soon-to-be-released novel, Ash Falls (2017, Ig Publishing). His fiction has appeared in Hot Metal Bridge, Mud Season Review, Sliver of Stone, Inklette, Switchback Magazine and the Christmas issue of East Bay Review. He is an assistant principal in Bainbridge Island, WA; in 2015 he received his MFA in from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University. Learn more about Warren here.

Writers' Room, BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island

BARN Member $150
Non-Member: $180

Register here.