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Short Stories 101: The End

October 21, 2020 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Workshops are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants as follows:

  • Morning and Noon Workshops: Link is sent on the day/evening before the class starts.
  • Afternoon Workshops: Link is sent one hour before the workshop starts.
  • Evening Workshops: Link is sent on the evening of the workshop between 5:15 pm and one hour before the workshop starts.

Member Price: $30
Deadline to Register: October 21, 5 pm
Instructor: Brian Wood

The end . . . where it all falls apart. Not anymore! In this session, we will explore strategies for making that perfect landing. You will learn how to delight your reader with a “magical” ending that is both completely surprising and somehow inevitable. You also will absorb tips and techniques for cutting, revising, and polishing your piece. Guidepost literary examples include Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery,” and ZZ Packer’s “Brownies.”

Brian Wood is the author of Joytime Killbox (BOA, 2019). He has served as the Managing Editor of Reed Magazine and the Fiction Editor for POST. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from San Jose State University, and his work earned him a Ludwig Scholarship for Excellence in Creative Writing, as well as the James Phelan Award for Short Fiction and Familiar Essays. He is the co-host of the Two Month Review podcast produced by Open Letter Press. He can be found on Twitter at @BrianWood_.

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October 21, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Virtual Classroom
NY United States


Brian Wood
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