The Art of the Short Story


Screen Shot 2020-02-13 at 5.49.01 PMJoin Bonnie Omer Johnson for an evening seminar
Thursday, May 28
6 to 8 PM

A Zoom videoconference 

The Art of the Short Story will be a condensed survey of the history of the short story as a literary genre and will review the differences between novel-writing and short stories. Students will read and discuss excerpts from classic and contemporary short stories, will receive a list of short story resources. Students will generate ideas and the opening lines for their story idea(s).  Each student enrolled in the seminar will receive a take-home packet for reference that guides them through the steps of writing a short story and ideas for both flash and longer pieces.

Bonnie head shotBonnie Omer Johnson received an MFA in Writing from Spalding University’s School of Creative and Professional Studies in 2004. She is an adjunct professor at Bellarmine University. She is the co-editor of The Boom Project: Voices of a Generation with Kimberly Crum. Fiction and creative non-fiction projects marinating in a drawer include two finished novels, Death & Butter, and the historical 1932. Also, in its final stages is a collection of essays titled Lies We Believe Until We Learn the Truth.  She is creative consultant at The Write Place where she holds workshops and coaches private clients.
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