Advanced Short Story

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Take your stories to another level! This advanced workshop will take a look at aspects of stories such as character development, world building, and tension, and also places to submit and how to get those stories out in the world. Participants will read from PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2018 as well as do peer review. Note: No meeting November 5 and November 26.

About Hildie Block

Hildie Block has been a writing instructor for 20 years at places like American University and GW, and The Writer's Center. She's published many essays and articles as well as over 50 short stories. In the past year, her work has appeared in 0-Dark-Thirty, Gargoyle, and Redux, as well as in anthologies by Queer Sci Fi and Literary Taxidermy. Her book, Not What I Expected, debuted back in 2007. More about her at:

Teaching Style: Hildie believes if you feel called to page, then you are a writer. She helps you get those amazing stories out of your head and into the world through writing prompts, outside readings, direct instruction, and the workshop/peer review model.


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