Short Story 1: Short Story Workshop

at Writing Pad - East Los Angeles

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Price:
$425 2 seats left
Start Date:

Tue, Jul 23, 7:00pm - Aug 27, 10:00pm (4 sessions)

Location:
East Los Angeles, East Los Angeles
1132 Van Pelt Ave
At Luella Dr
Los Angeles, California 90063
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No classes on July 30, Aug 6
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Description
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Abigail Ulman

What you'll learn in this creative writing class:

Have you dreamed about getting a short story published in a literary journal like McSweeney’s? Now’s your chance! In this 5-week Los Angeles short story workshop, Mathieu Cailler (The Los Angeles Times, Saturday Evening Post) will help you craft a brilliant, heartfelt tale about the human condition! Through fun, in-class writing exercises and engaging craft talks, he’ll help you brainstorm new ideas and write a draft of a literary gem.

Mathieu will address the essential elements of fiction that make stories succeed: outlining, mapping, character, plot, change, and even point out the usual mistakes writers make that can cause a story to fall flat. What qualifies as story? How does one create stories in which characters act and are not simply acted upon? How does a writer take what she or he has and make it better? In addition to this, he will show participants the best resources for finding suitable and reputable publishers… and ultimately getting their world out into the world.

By end of the class, you’ll have a polished publication-ready short story as well as a solid plan for where to submit it. Experienced and beginning writers welcome. Before you know it, you will be ready to join the ranks of the 34 students who have published short stories after taking this class. Prepare to bring on your inner Salinger

Please note:
Bring Laptop if you have one, socks if it is a non-online class as we have a shoes off policy.

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Refund Policy
All sales are final and there are no refunds. Credit may be offered based on class availability. If you can’t come to class, call or email us as far in advance as possible. We will do everything we can to fill your spot, but we can’t make any guarantees. Credit eligibility is not based upon your reason for being unable to attend a class; it is based upon the timing of your credit request and our ability to fill your spot. If we find someone to take your place, you will receive class credit minus a $25 processing fee for 1 day classes and $50 processing fee for long classes. Otherwise, your payment will be forfeit. To use class credits, you need to sign up for class in advance by emailing [email protected] or calling 323.333.2954. If the class is being paid for as part of a payment plan, regardless of whether the student stops attending class, the payment plan must be paid in full by the end of the class. Failure to do so will result in the student’s account being turned over to collections.

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10 minutes from the Arts District: City Terrace.

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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
7:00pm - 10:00pm Abigail Ulman 4 $425
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Tue, Aug 13 7:00pm - 10:00pm Abigail Ulman
Tue, Aug 20 7:00pm - 10:00pm Abigail Ulman
Tue, Aug 27 7:00pm - 10:00pm Abigail Ulman

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