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Writing the Short Story: A One Day Intensive in Dynamic Story Crafting 

Date: Saturday, February 4  *In Person at LML
Time: 10 am - 3 pm (w/one-hour lunch break) 
Instructor: Melanie Abrams
Ages: Adult 
Genre: Fiction 
Price: $195

Believable characters. Vivid scenes. Convincing conflicts and powerful plots. A writer could spend years mastering the elements of the short story, but can we do it in a single day? We’re going to try!


In this one-day intensive workshop, we’ll dive deep into the craft of short-story writing. Together, we’ll study the anatomy of short fiction written by critically acclaimed authors, engage in story-building exercises, and get to work writing a first draft. 


There will be opportunities for feedback from both your peers and the instructor, and at the end of the day, you’ll be armed with a fresh understanding of the techniques of compact storytelling and a plan for moving your draft towards a vibrant, unputdownable story.

*COVID Policies for in person classes at LML:


1. Masks are recommended but not required.


2. COVID vaccinations are required. (We are no longer asking for record of vaccination and will now operate on an honor's system.) ​

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Melanie Abrams is the author of the novels Playing and Meadowlark and co-author of the forthcoming, The Joy of Cannabis: 75 Ways to Amplify Your Life with the Science and Magic of Cannabis. She is a developmental editor and photographer and teaches writing at the University of California, Berkeley.

Click here to learn more about Melanie.

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