Writing Workshop

A Short Story Workshop
April 25, May 9, 23,
June 6, 20
10 a.m. to Noon
Tuition: $150
8 Student Maximum

“I love short stories because I believe they are the way we live. They are what our friends tell us, in their pain and joy, their passion and rage, their yearning and their cry against injustice.” – Andre Dubus

 This workshop will encourage and push participants to fully immerse themselves in the writing of short stories. During the course of this 5-week session (each session to last 2 hours), we will look at the elements of short story writing (i.e. character, plot, setting, conflict, etc.), examine some classic short stories to understand their impact and form, and discuss the function of the short story – how it differs from memoir or the novel. But mainly our focus and time will be spent in writing. Each participant will produce at least one polished short story, as well as create a portfolio of opening lines and pages for future development. We will also provide thoughtful and kind critiques for our fellow writers, so that we are able to develop and enrich our stories. Participants should be willing to spend time outside of class in preparing critiques. The workshop will culminate in a reading by the participants of the work that has been developed throughout the sessions.

This workshop is limited to 8 participants. Previous experience in writing short stories is not required.

 About the workshop leader:

A long-time writer and teacher, Robert “Butch” Freedman lives in Cape Meares, Oregon with his wife, Beverly Stein. Originally from Philadelphia, he has finally fully acclimated to life in the Great Northwest.

Butch published, the novel, “Fancypants: An Autobiographical Novel” in 2008 and “Beach Bum: A Life in Pieces in 2018. His short prose works have appeared in numerous publications. One of his short stories was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

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  • June 6, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • June 20, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

5-session class with instructor Butch Freedman.


Zoom Link will be sent to you, prior to the session


You will receive a meeting invitation to participate in Zoom meetings, as well as links to any other virtual platforms for this course.