A small, but important update
I'm teaching Intro to Writing the Short Story: An 8-Week Remote Course
I hope you’re all hanging in there through the late-winter blues. This is a quick newsletter update, much shorter than my usual Marsh Mail content.
Some of you may know that I’m on Faculty at the Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop in Denver, CO, teaching both adult and youth craft workshops. I mostly teach remote workshops these days, but will be in Denver for the Youth Summer Intensive in mid-July to teach my fiction course “The First Chapter”.
Starting this March, I’m teaching an adult 8-week course called Intro to Writing the Short Story.
This class will help writers tackle what may seem like the overwhelming task of writing a short story. Whether you’re looking for guidance to help you along in your current draft or are just beginning to face the challenge, this eight-week introductory workshop will provide insight and direction to move you forward. Covering critical questions related to dramatic tension, character development, dialogue, plotting, setting, and point of view, this class promises an enlightening, encouraging experience to aid you in your writing, present and future.
Participants can expect a mix of in-class writing exercises, readings of excerpts alongside complete short stories, and discussion for the first four to five weeks of the session. In the final three weeks, everyone will have the option to workshop up to ten pages of their work in progress.
The class is remote (on Zoom), running on Monday evenings from 4-6 PM MDT (which is 6-8PM EST). The schedule is as follows:
Mar 20, 2023
Mar 27, 2023
Apr 03, 2023
Apr 10, 2023
Apr 17, 2023
Apr 24, 2023
May 01, 2023
May 08, 2023
The course is $350.00 USD for members of the Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop, and $380.00 USD for Non-members. However, there is financial assistance available!
There are only 11 spots remaining in the workshop, so if you’re interested, I would recommend registering sooner rather than later.
That’s all for now. I hope to see some familiar faces through the screen in the coming weeks.
Sydney Hegele is the author of The Pump (Invisible Publishing 2021), winner of the 2022 ReLit Literary Award for Short Fiction and a finalist for the 2022 Trillium Book Award. Their essays on life with Dissociative Identity Disorder have appeared in Catapult and Electric Literature, and featured by Lithub, the Poetry Foundation, and Psychology Today. Their novel Bird Suit is forthcoming with Invisible Publishing in Spring 2024, and their essay collection Bad Kids is forthcoming with Invisible in Fall 2025. They live with their husband and French Bulldog on Treaty 13 Land (Toronto, Canada).