Introduction to the Short Story
“A short story is a love affair, a novel is a marriage. A short story is a photograph, a novel is a film,” said American short story writer Lorrie Moore. In this eight-week course, we will discuss the basic elements of the short story–character, plot, setting and imagery–and how to use them to write our own 500-word short stories. Come prepared to write and share, and be prepared to write outside of class time.