Minneapolis Convention Center | April 10, 2015
Episode 88: The Art of the Encounter: Structuring Short Fiction
(Arna Bontemps Hemenway, Caitlin Horrocks, Rebecca Makkai) Short stories are demanding in their precise elusiveness. While novels should be the journey into the coal mine, we are told, stories must be the multi-faceted jewel awaiting discovery. Not a long friendship, but a haunting encounter. In this panel, five writers who’ve found success from The New Yorker to Best American Short Stories discuss how to create, utilize, and refine short story structure to this end, especially at the stages of premise, conception, revision, and reader experience.
Published Date: July 29, 2015