Past Events

Short Stories

May 3, 2014

Time: 9 am to 4 pm

Location: The Village Writing School

Writing Short Fiction with Pat Carr

Award-winning short story writer Pat Carr will teach you the A-Z of short stories and you’ll go home with a draft of your own story.

The workshop will cover these important elements:

         *Finding the core incident

         *Making the reader care about your characters

         *Keeping your voice

         *Setting the scene

         *Plotting the story arc

         *Beginning and ending the story

         *Revising and submitting the story


Aug. 9 - Pat Carr, PhD Framing Love Scenes & Other Major Scenes

Pat Carr has a B.A. and an M.A. from Rice, a Ph.D. from Tulane, and she’s taught literature and writing in colleges all across the South. She’s published sixteen books, including the Iowa Fiction Prize winner, The Women in the Mirror, and the PEN Book Award finalist, If We Must Die, and she’s had over a hundred short stories appear in such places as The Southern Review, Yale Review, and Best American Short Stories. Her latest short story collection, The Death of a Confederate Colonel, a nominee for the Faulkner Award, won the PEN Southwest Fiction Award, the John Estes Cooke Fiction Award, and was voted one of the top ten books from university presses for 2007 by Foreword Magazine.