10202 Wommack Rd
Austin, TX 78748
Writing Winning Short Stories with Lindsey Lane and Shelli Cornelison
6 classes over 9 weeks
7:30 to 9:30 pm* if over 10 attendees class will go to 10:00 pm.
Class Session Dates: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/17, 11/7, 11/14
Are you thinking about submitting to the 26th annual Austin Chronicle Short Story contest? Would you like to polish your short stories and get them out in the world? Lindsey Lane and Shelli Cornelison are offering their inspiring short story workshop again this fall. In this workshop, participants will: compose new stories, revise existing ones, get feedback, fine tune their craft and experience community – all with the goal of working toward publication. Every class will feature directed readings, critiques, craft talks and submission resources. The six classes will take place over nine weeks so participants have more time to revise and benefit from as much feedback as possible.
“Lindsey and Shelli’s class is that rare mix of sincere kindness and invaluable insight. They helped me to turn an idea into an honorable mention in the 2015-16 Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest. Out of four hundred entries! I can’t wait to take another class with them.” Rebekah Junkermeier
Who should take this class?
All short fiction writers who want to explore:
- Choosing the best point of view for your story
- Building a strong narrative arc
- Using dialogue to advance plot and reveal character
- Bringing the setting to life with the tiniest details
- Creating a balance between action and exposition
- Submitting their work to contests and literary journals
Lindsey Lane is the author of young adult novel Evidence of Things Not Seen (FSG, 2014), picture book and iTunes app Snuggle Mountain, and her short stories have been published in the literary journal, Hunger Mountain. She has an MFA in writing for children and young adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a former award-winning playwright and journalist.
Shelli Cornelison writes for both adults and children. She has studied with such accomplished authors as National Book Award finalist, Sara Zarr, Newbery Award winner, Matt de la Pena, and New York Times best-selling author, Nova Ren Suma. Her short stories have appeared in the print literary journals Fine Linen and Sucker Literary, and the online publication, Young Adult Review Network (YARN). She has worked as an editor for a literary journal and taught short fiction writing.