In this intermediate workshop students will write five short fiction pieces over six class sessions. The focus of the class will be on generating new work via prompts, exercises, and discussion, with a special emphasis on inviting strangeness and surprise into the students’ writing. Whether in content, style, form, or all three, students will be expected to push their stories toward greater originality and imaginative heights. Published short stories that exhibit these qualities will be studied as examples. Students will receive feedback on their work from their peers and from their instructor.
This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.
Anthony Tognazzini's recent work has appeared in Electric Literature, Guernica, Crazyhorse, and TriQuarterly, among other journals, as well as on NPR's Selected Shorts and in Norton's 2018 anthology New Micro. His fiction collection, I Carry A Hammer In My Pocket for Occasions Such As These, was published by BOA Editions. Anthony has received fellowships from Yaddo, Millay, and the Ohio Arts Council. He currently lives in Ohio.