The Short Story

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The Short Story
Writing Course
Course CodeSTOR
Years Of Operation1999-2001
Sites OfferedBTH, FRD
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Course Desription

From the CTY Course Catalog (1999):

Building upon the foundations of writing laid in CAA's first-level writing courses, The Short Story provides an intensive introduction to short fiction. In addition to writing their own short stories, students read and discuss works by authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Anton Chekov, Eudora Welty, Raymond Carver, Alice Walker, and Jorge Luis Borges. Using published pieces and their own writing, students examine the principles and practices of fiction writing, such as plot, theme, character development, and training the writer's ear to hear the written word. As in all Institute writing classes, students read and discuss their work with members of the class in workshops and the instructor provides in-depth critiques. The course strongly emphasizes comprehensive revision based on conferences with the instructor and on workshop comments.