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Reading the Short Story

Course Dates:

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 2020


Wednesdays 10:00am-12:00pm


On-line using Zoom

Reading the Short Story


Short stories are a special art form which condenses a whole world or a small slice of life into 10-30 pages. This class will discuss the elements of short stories, including character, plot, setting, conflict, and theme, among others. Each week we will read two short stories. At each meeting, Don will present the background of the story leading to an open discussion.

Stories by international authors will include selections from the works of Raymond Carver, James Joyce, Flannery O’Connor, Kawabata Yasunari, Ernest Hemingway, Jorge Luis Borges, Joyce Carol Oates, Franz Kafka, Ian McEwan, Doris Lessing, Anton Chekov, Vladimir Nabokov, Katherine Anne Porter, and J.D. Salinger. You will be sent a list of the specific stories as well as copies or links where to read them. After the workshop, anyone interested in writing short stories can arrange private individual or group sessions.

The course facilitator is Don Linder, a scriptwriter and editor; a fiction, travel, and culture writer; and an academic who has travelled, lived and worked on five continents. His feature film, “The Last Executioner,” premiered in 2014 and won numerous international awards and his most recent film, “The Cave,” premiered internationally in Busan, London, and Vancouver in October 2018 and in Thailand in November 2018. As a short story writer, Don has published and read his stories worldwide, including at the Lincoln Center (NYC) Writers’ Nights series, alongside Joyce Carol Oates and Robert Stone, as well as on Radio Beijing. He has served as Programs Director for Poets & Writers and Literature Program Director for the North Carolina Arts Council.


Cost: 1,200 THB for 6 sessions

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July 1
10:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+7
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