Amy Hempel | Master Class

Brooklyn, NY Saturday, October 5

**This class is sold out. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email Megan Cummins at megan@apublicspace.org.**


“I’m always interested in where a writer enters a story.”

How does a story begin? In this one-day generation master class, we will consider questions that lead to a story. We’ll start by looking at specific example from literature, discussing the ways writers address and pose questions—from personal to public—in fiction. From there, we’ll develop our own list of questions, listening for the stories in them, and write the opening of a new story in class.

“It’s astonishing how little she needs to get something up and going on the page. A pun, a malapropism, or a ghost rhyme is spark enough.” —James Wood, the New Yorker

“An irreplaceable literary treasure who has mastered the art of the short story more skillfully than just about any other writer out there. Sing to It is a quiet masterpiece by a true American original.” —NPR Books

Amy Hempel‘s books include Sing to It, Tumble Home, and Reasons to Live. Her numerous honors include the Rea Award for the Short Story.

Course Schedule
Saturday, October 5
2:00 - 5:00 pm
1 session

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