Stories that Sing: An Online Introductory Short Fiction Workshop with Shannon Perri


8-week Online Fiction Workshop — 12 students

Time & Date:
Tuesdays, 6:00 — 9:00 pm
March 31st — May 19th


Member Price: $300.00*

A limited number of spots in each workshop are reserved for a special scholarship rate. Apply for a scholarship here, and for more information on payment plans, please email emily@austinbatcave.org.

You’ve shown up for the page, perhaps before work, perhaps while the baby sleeps, and now you have a draft of something. You’ve read it over and over to yourself and have no idea if it’s any good. What’s next? Now is the time to take the plunge and share your work-in-progress with a supportive, dedicated community of writers who are in the same boat as you.

In this short fiction workshop, each student will have the opportunity to submit two fiction works for feedback. Short stories, flash fiction, and novel excerpts will all be accepted. Each submission will receive thoughtful, constructive feedback through discussion and written critiques, provided by both the instructor and fellow classmates. The goal is that you’ll leave the class with ideas for revision that honor your intention and an overall sharper editorial eye. In addition to the workshop, we’ll use class time to discuss writing life, craft, editing strategies, and how to submit your work for publication.

*applies to Literary Superstar Membership Level only

This class is open to writers at all levels, including writers who have not perviously participated in a workshop.

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About the Instructor:

Shannon Perri holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Texas State University and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas. Her writing has appeared in various newspapers and literary magazines, such as Houston Chronicle, The Austin-American Statesman, and fields magazine. Her short story, “Liquid Gold,” was a finalist for the 2019 Texas Observer Short Fiction contest; her story, “The Resurrection Act,” was awarded a 2016 Joyland Magazine Publisher’s Pick; and her story, “Orientation,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. An earlier draft of her novel-in-progress was selected as a finalist for the Writer’s League of Texas 2018 fiction manuscript contest. When not writing or reading, Shannon is usually teaching. She’s taught writing for Texas State University, the Travis County jail, the Library Foundation, and private workshops. When not writing, reading, or teaching, she’s likely spending time with her husband, new son, and menagerie of pets.

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