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Thank you for your interest in our Continuing Education classes. Registration for our 2019 summer classes is open through Friday, May 17.

The Art of the Short Story

Course No. CEFD 165
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Scott Lax
Dates June 13 - August 8 (no class July 4) (Thursdays) – 6-9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

This immersive workshop delves into the art and craft of short story writing. We will read and discuss some of the best short stories of our time, and do writing exercises to develop elements of craft, such as point-of-view, plot, setting, character, dialogue, and revision. Finally, all students will have their stories workshopped in a creative and supportive environment. Students will complete the class with a completed short story and a strong understanding of the elements of fiction writing, as well as a better direction of where to take their writing.

About the instructor:

Scott Lax has been an adjunct faculty member at CIA since 2016, where he teaches screenwriting and creative writing. He’s award-winning novelist, screenwriter, short story writer, journalist, essayist, playwright and movie and TV producer. Scott earned a B.A. from Hiram College, and was a Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Bernard J. O'Keefe Scholar in Nonfiction and Sewanee Writers' Conference Walter E. Dakin Fellow in Fiction. Lax has been called “A master wordsmith of the first order” by the Midwest Book Review. Among his awards was being named the 2002 Midwest Filmmaker of the Year by the Cleveland International Film Festival.

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