Writing Short Fiction
Taught by NOCCA faculty member Michael Lee
Monday-Friday, July 25-29, 2016
2832 Royal Street
Led by NOCCA Creative Writing instructor Michael Lee, this intensive week-long workshop will be a crash course in literary fiction writing: the short story, the tale, the prose poem. Each evening we'll read and discuss classic and contemporary works of literature--students will also be given plenty of time to write. The week will culminate in a workshop, in which student manuscripts are reviewed by their peers and the instructor, and a public reading. Readers and writers of all levels are welcome.
Students will need to bring paper and pens, or a laptop if that’s how they prefer to write.
As with other NOCCA Institute summer workshops, enrollment is limited to adults 18 and over.
Michael Lee has a B.A. in English from UCLA and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alabama. In addition to NOCCA, he also teaches at Tulane University. Lee’s first collection of stories, Something in My Eye, won the Mary McCarthy Prize in Fiction, and he recently received a Yale Educator Award in recognition of his teaching. His stories have appeared in Conjunctions, Denver Quarterly, and Indiana Review, among others, and new work is forthcoming in several anthologies.