Short Story

CANCELED due to not enough registrations. We may try and offer this again in the fall. 

Eight Thursday Sessions (all from 6:30-8:30 PM):
Feb. 9, 16; March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; April 13 

Write, Edit, and Publish a Short Story

It’s time to take your writing seriously and get your story published. Warren Read—writer, educator, and published author—will guide you through every step of writing a short story to publishing it in an anthology. You’ll commit to eight classes over a ten-week period. Classes will cover what makes a short story, character development, setting, dialogue, point of view, and working with a publisher. Each class will include writing advice, fluency prompts, and sharing your work with class members. Homework assignments will focus on developing your short story.

All levels of writers are welcome. If you don’t have a draft of a short story, come to the first class with one or two definite story ideas. Please be aware that the success of the class depends upon each participant completing a short story of between 1500 and 4000 words. At the end of the class, participants’ stories will be collected and published by Kitsap Publishing. The anthology will be edited, a cover will be designed, an ISBN assigned, and the book will be available for sale. The class fee includes 10 copies for each participant.

Class Size: Minimum of 10, maximum of 15

Marge Williams Center, 221 Winslow Way, Bainbridge Island

Class Fee: $375 for BARN Members, $425 for non-members

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 upcoming (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 at

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