WF141 Writing the Short Story

  • 14 Feb 2023
  • 11 Apr 2023
  • 8 sessions
  • 14 Feb 2023, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (CET)
  • 21 Feb 2023, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (CET)
  • 07 Mar 2023, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (CET)
  • 14 Mar 2023, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (CET)
  • 21 Mar 2023, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (CET)
  • 28 Mar 2023, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (CEST)
  • 04 Apr 2023, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (CEST)
  • 11 Apr 2023, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (CEST)
  • Remote on Zoom
  • 2


  • 3-month membership included.
  • Course Attendees

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This workshop is designed to help you investigate what lies behind the scenes in a short story and then apply that knowledge to your own writing to create entertaining, compelling, and profound stories of your own—whatever your preferred genre and your background in writing may be.  With texts by celebrated authors as different as Anton Chekhov, Flannery O’Connor, Atsushi Nakajima, and Lesley Nneka Arimah, we’ll delve into the principles of structure, characterization, plotting, voice, description, and more.  

By the end of the course, you’ll have written and received supportive class feedback on several writing exercises and one full-length short story.

NOTE: For non-WICE members who wish to register and attend, please contact

Noah Weisz has an M.F.A. in Fiction from the University of Texas at Austin and a decade of experience teaching creative writing.  A past winner of the F(r)iction Short Story Contest and the Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award, his short stories have been widely published in literary magazines.

Good to know: 

  • WICE members can register for this event online using WICE's fast and secure online system. Simply click on the link and follow directions.
  • Not a member? You may be able to join some events as a nonmember for a small fee which includes a 3-month membership. Please send an email to if you have questions. We look forward to talking with you.