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8-Week Online Mixed Levels Fiction: Writing Short Stories

Class Begins October 14, 2019


$495 New Student | $470 Returning

In this 8-week course we will create and learn about short fiction that is risk-taking and full of discovery. In Anne Lamott’s book Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, she says, “Because this business of becoming conscious, of being a writer, is ultimately about asking yourself, “How alive am I willing to be?” Together, we will work on allowing our writing to take us to surprising places, to show us what we are thinking, to bring us the spark of topics, places, and people we want to explore. Throughout the course, you will complete two creative drafts of stories and you will grow as a reader and writer through providing feedback on your classmates’ writing.

NOTE: Students are required to purchase Thrill Me by Benjamin Percy. Individual story PDFs, including stories by Jenny Zhang, Sara Majka, Edward P. Jones, and Kelly Link, will be provided by the instructor via email.

  • Instructor: Lindsay Tigue

  • Class size limited to 8 writers

  • October 14, 2019 to December 9, 2019

  • Course is fully ONLINE; students can work according to their own schedule within weekly deadlines. Once you have enrolled the instructor will send you a link to our online classroom, provided via Wet Ink.

Contact us HERE if you have any questions about this class.

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Instructor Lindsay Tigue is the author of System of Ghosts, which was the winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, was shortlisted for Julie Suk Award, and was a finalist for both the Foreword INDIES Book Award and the Eric Hoffer First Horizon Award for a book by a debut author. Tigue writes poetry and fiction and her work appears in Prairie SchoonerBlackbird, Verse DailyPoetry DailyRattlediodeIndiana Review and Hayden’s Ferry Review, among other journals. She was a Tennessee Williams scholar at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, a James Merrill fellow at the Vermont Studio Center, and a former assistant to the editors at the Georgia Review. She is a graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing and Environment at Iowa State University and the English/Creative Writing PhD program at the University of Georgia. She is an assistant professor of Creative Writing and English at Eastern New Mexico University.