Short Story Reading & Writing Group
Six-Week Course with Bllu CatalanoThursdays, September 23rd – October 28th, 2021

10 am to 12:30 pm

Pre-registration is required for this class. (See below.)

this program WILL BE online.

This Fall at Seven Bridge Writers Collaborative we are excited to begin offering a new set of programming for intermediate to advanced creative writing group participants. These courses are designed for those interested in a more challenging prompt-writing class. Our time will include skill development and weekly readings. 

Our opening course, the Short Story Reading and Writing Group, employs the study of great writing to inspire us. In this six-week fall class we will examine enduring works of short fiction and use these stories as weekly prompts.

  1. Broaden appreciation of outstanding writing that is varied in time, place and perspective. 
  2. Explore elements of what creates successful short stories that are interesting and satisfying.
  3. Employ findings and impressions as inspiration for our own fiction writing.

Students will be assigned a pair of weekly short stories to read for homework. Each Thursday we will discuss and analyze our reading, then spend 20 minutes of writing time using the short stories as prompts. Time will be given for each writer to read their work and receive constructive feedback from the group. 


Class limit: 6.
Class time: 2.5 hours
Meetings: 6
Dates: September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28
Cost: $50


WEEK 1 The Lottery by Shirley Jackson and A Day’s Wait by Ernest Hemingway
WEEK 2 The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin and A Small, Good Thing by Raymond Carver
WEEK 3 Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka and The Birthmark by Nathaniel Hawthorne
WEEK 4 Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates and A Rose For Emily by William Faulkner
WEEK 5 Patriotism by Yukio Mishima and Desiree’s Baby by Kate Chopin
WEEK 6 Gift Of The Magi by O Henry and Babette’s Feast by Isak Dinesen

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