Program Dates, Times & Details
Session I: July 6 – 31, 2020
Duration: 4 weeks
Live (Synchronous) Session Times: Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8 p.m. EST
Course Number: 72731
What sort of magic goes into creating stories we can’t put down? Stories so powerful they lift from the page to change the way we see the world? This four-week seminar will explore four main pillars of short story writing: plot, character, voice, and compression. Students will be introduced to prevalent theories on the craft of fiction, and works by modern masters of the short story form. They will apply these principles and observations to develop their own creative work, including the full first draft of a short story. In the final week of class, students will meet one-on-one with the instructor to discuss their work.
Program & Technology Requirements
- Reliable internet access
- Minimally, a laptop with webcam and audio. (Best would be a monitor connected to laptop or desktop)
Myriam Lacroix is an MFA candidate in fiction and an instructor at Syracuse University. She is a former editor-in-chief of Salt Hill Journal, and received the 2019-2020 New York Public Humanities Fellowship for her work organizing Out-Front, a Syracuse-based writing group for the LGBTQIA+ community. Her fiction has appeared in The Rupture, Litro, and Blue Mesa Review, and has been nominated for a Best of the Net Award.