Short Takes: Getting Started Writing Short Fiction


Short fiction can be fun and satisfying to write. It can also be challenging as the form demands conciseness and clarity. Join novelist and short story writer Audrey Kalman on the anatomy of a successful story, rules to learn before you break them, and finding inspiration to begin. This is a participatory session, so come prepared to share ideas and write! Please bring your preferred writing media--pen & paper and/or computer.

Audrey is the author of two novels and a book of short stories. You can find out more about her at

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