Reader Series

Read Like a Writer: Short Fiction Analysis - Session 3 (September 2022)

With: 
Matt Weinkam

The best way to improve as a writer is to write. The second best way is to read and analyze contemporary literature. Join us for this reader series class where we will take a deep dive into the craft of one short story each month. We’ll unpack character, structure, dialogue, plot, details, theme, tone, cultural context and more using examples from a wide variety of contemporary writers representing the future of short fiction. We’ll also discuss what we can takeaway and learn for our own writing styles, projects, and processes. Copies of the stories will be provided in advance of each class. Join us for advanced-level craft lessons, writer-centered discussion, and great reading.

Session 3

Sep 6: “Let's Play Dead” – Senaa Ahmad
Oct 4: “Z” – Julián Herbert
Nov 1: “The Time Invariance of Snow” – E. Lily Yu
Dec 6: “The Frog King” – Garth Greenwell

This class takes place online through Zoom.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022
7:00 pm
 - 
8:30 PM
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
7:00 pm
 - 
8:30 PM
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
7:00 pm
 - 
8:30 PM
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
7:00 pm
 - 
8:30 PM
Class Level:
All Levels
All Levels
Class Categories:

Work with the best...

Matt Weinkam

Matt Weinkam is a writer, editor, instructor and the executive director of Literary Cleveland. His work has been published in Denver Quarterly, Sonora Review, New South, DIAGRAM, and Electric Literature. He holds an MA in creative writing from Miami University, an MFA in fiction from Northern Michigan University, and he has taught creative writing as far away as Sun Yat-sen University in Zhuhai, China. Contact Matt at mweinkam@litcleveland.org.

This class takes place online through Zoom

44114

Never Miss A Moment

Sign-up for our newsletter and be the first in line for exclusive offers and updates on all things Lit Cle.