Short Stories 101: The End
October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$35
We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. You’ll receive an email with a Zoom link to your workshop 5pm the day of the workshop.
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_.