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Developing Setting and Description for Short Fiction

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


E. Annie Proulx sets stories in the plains of Wyoming. Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche locates some of her work in Nigerian gardens in summertime. Where and when you set your story–what time of year, what geographical location, what century—provides you with opportunities to develop your story with more resonance. We’ll do weekly short story reading and writing assignments and offer feedback to one another in a workshop environment.

This three week intensive evening class sponsored by Phildelphia Stories offers students the opportunity to work on one short story by focusing on developing setting and description. We will read a wide variety of short stories and work on free-write assignments that lead to a final class workshop for those who would like feedback on their writing.

Courses meets online from 7 to 9 PM for three Wednesdays in a row, starting on Aug. 5 and ending on Aug. 19 via Google classrooms.

All writing levels are welcome. The course will meet for three Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 PM via Google classroom.

Course will be taught by Aimee LaBrie,  whose short story collection, Wonderful Girl, was chosen as the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction and published by the University of North Texas Press. Her short stories have been nominated for several Pushcart Prizes and her work has appeared in StoryQuarterly, Pleiades, Beloit Fiction Journal, Cleaver
Magazine, Iron Horse Literary Review, The Minnesota Review, Permafrost, and other journals. Aimee teaches for Rutgers Writers House in New Brunswick.


August 5
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


Philadelphia Stories


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