In Short: The Art & Craft of Fiction – Spring 2023

Writer George Saunders says, “When you read a short story, you come out of it a little more aware and a little more in love with the world around you.” This short story workshop will nurture the artistic impulses of writers who want to craft rich and meaningful short stories. You will write, revise, and workshop stories in progress while studying contemporary short stories, essays on form and craft elements like character, setting, conflict, plot, and theme.

Gavin Colton’s recent short stories have appeared in The Appalachian Review, The Honest Ulsterman, Hippocampus Magazine, The Wax Paper, and La Picolette Barca. He is a recipient of the William Hugh Jansen Award for distinguished writing based on oral traditions, the art of storytelling, or folklore elements. 

This class is suitable for all levels.

Cancellation Policy:

The Carnegie Center reserves the right to cancel a class if minimum enrollment is not met. It is best to register early to help our instructors prepare and to ensure the class does not get cancelled. We evaluate registration numbers between 6 and 2 business days before a class starts to decide whether we can hold the class. Classes that do not meet minimum enrollment may be cancelled a minimum of two business days prior to the first class meeting. All participants will be notified by email and will receive full refunds.

Start Date
Tuesday, April 4th
No class on April 25
April 4th - May 23rd
5:45pm - 7:15pm

Gavin Colton

Carnegie Center
251 West Second St.

We hope to see you soon at the Carnegie Center, home to writers, lifelong learners, & the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame.

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251 West Second Street
Lexington, KY 40507

(859) 254-4175

Monday – Thursday: 10:00am – 7:30pm
Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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