THE SHORT STORY with ALISSA NUTTING
Colaiste Pobail Bheanntraí
Mon 17 July to Fri 21 July 2017
This intensive workshop welcomes writers of all levels as we write and explore both traditional and experimental genres of short fiction — including flash fiction, autofiction, metafiction, hybrid forms, etc. Together, we will examine the successful techniques of characterization and conflict that are essential to every story’s narrative, regardless of style. This workshop will be both generative and analytical, and is designed to have you emerge with practical, effective new approaches to writing and revising your short fiction.
Alissa Nutting is author of the short story collection Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls, selected by judge Ben Marcus as winner of the 6th Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction, and the novel, Tampa, (Ecco/HarperCollins, 2013). Her new novel Made for Love is forthcoming from Ecco in July 2017. Her writing has appeared in Tin House, Fence, BOMB, Elle, The New York Times, Conduit, and O: The Oprah Magazine, as well as the fairy tale anthology My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me. She holds an MFA from the University of Alabama, and a PhD from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She is currently at work on two television pilots and is an assistant professor of English at Grinnell College in Iowa.