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Writing the Short Story: A Workshop

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Immerse yourself in a week of writing guided by Lamar Herrin, distinguished professor emeritus of English and the author of several novels, numerous stories in The Paris Review, The New Yorker, and Harper's, and a memoir, Romancing Spain. A perceptive and encouraging teacher and critic, Lamar will instruct us in the techniques of short fiction and show us how the elements of character, plot, tension, climax, and resolution promote its themes. We'll discuss stories by such writers as E. L. Doctorow, Carson McCullers, and Raymond Carver, and we'll respond to one another's works in progress. Please bring drafts of two short stories and a photocopy of a page of someone else's prose that you wish you had written.

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