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Appreciating and Writing the Short Story

Course Starts

September 11, 2023

Course Time (CST)

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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Course Ends

October 16, 2023

Course Cost


The short story is its own artform with its own nuance and emphasis. Edgar Allan Poe spoke of the form as providing “a single and unique effect” and believed that every word must be in service to that effect—more in line with poetry, maybe, than other types of prose writing. Join Kim Suhr, author & Director of Red Oak Writing, in this workshop to discuss selected example stories, practice writing techniques & exercises, and optionally receive feedback on excerpts from works in progress.

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SUPPLIES RECOMMENDED: Access to the internet to read example short stories

SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE: There is one (1) scholarship available for this course. Students of need are encouraged to apply through our Scholarship Application page.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS COURSE? Visit our FAQ page or e-mail Operations Manager Matt Rezin.

DISCOUNT FOR ACADEMY MEMBERS: Members receive a 10% discount Member Rate on this course (discount applied during registration). Not an Academy member? Choose the "Member Rate + Membership" option during registration to receive your discount rate. Academy Members receive discounts on courses, contests, and ticketed events, as well as an annual subscription to Wisconsin People & Ideas magazine.



Kim Suhr is Director of Red Oak Writing and author of Nothing to Lose (Cornerstone Press, 2018). She leads critique groups, teaches craft & publishing workshops, and provides manuscript critiques and coaching for individual clients. Her work...

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