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What’s next? A Short Fiction Workshop
12 spots left
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, yet you still feel in the dark.
Now is the time to take the plunge and share your fiction-in-progress with a supportive, dedicated group of writers who are also striving to better their work.
In this 6-week short fiction workshop, each student will have the opportunity to submit two fiction pieces 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 workshop with ideas for revision that honor your story’s intention while also expanding your understanding of it. Often, fresh eyes can help you see the work anew.
Further, the hope is that through engagement with others’ writing, you’ll sharpen your editorial eye and broaden your ideas about what fiction can do, as well as how to do it. Throughout the workshop, our conversations will explore craft topics such as plot, style, point-of-view, pacing, voice, revision, and character development. We’ll also discuss how to build a writing life and submit your work for publication.
If you are seeking growth and community as a fiction writer, then this class is for you. All levels are welcome and encouraged to register.
This Austin Bat Cave adult writing workshop is limited to 12 students and is open to writers of all levels.
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 Texas Observer, Joyland Magazine, Fiddleblack, PANK magazine, fields magazine, Houston Chronicle, Austin American-Statesman, and more. 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. Shannon lives in South Austin with her husband, son, and menagerie of pets.