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Writing the Short Story with Emily Nemens (Sold Out)

$395

6 Sessions

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Once a week Tuesdays, 6:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT April 26 to May 31, 2022

Online via Zoom

This workshop has reached its capacity. To join the waitlist, please email Randy Winston at randy@centerforfiction.org.


James Salter once told an interviewer, “I hate the first inexact, inadequate expression of things. The whole joy of writing comes from the opportunity to go over it and make it good, one way or another.” Participants will be given the opportunity to do exactly that in this course—sharing early drafts of short fiction, identifying the writings’ strengths and inevitable weaknesses in dynamic weekly workshop sessions, and then making our stories better through revision. While workshopping in-progress fiction projects will be the focus of this six-week course, those discussions will be complemented by readings of contemporary short fiction and in-class creative writing exercises.

Capacity: 12

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    Emily Nemens

    Emily Nemens

    Emily Nemens’s debut novel, The Cactus League, was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and named one of the best books of the year by NPR. From 2018 to 2021, Emily served as the editor of the Paris Review. During her tenure, the magazine saw record-high circulation, published two anthologies, produced the second season of its acclaimed podcast, and won the 2020 American Society of Magazine Editors’ Award for Fiction. Previously, she coedited the Southern Review. Stories published during her tenures at the Southern Review and the Paris Review were selected for the Pushcart Prize anthology, Best American Short Stories, the O. Henry Prize anthology, and PEN America Best Debut Fiction. In 2021 she joined the staff of Stranger’s Guide as the sports/senior editor. She teaches fiction writing at Drew University and 92Y and is working on her second novel.