Winter 2020: Short Story Intensive TWO

Margaret Malone Portland Book Festival

Winter 2020: Short Story Intensive TWO


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March 12-April 16, 2020
Thursdays, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Class meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington.
Instructor: Margaret Malone

The focus of this class will be revision and reworking of in-process stories. We will work together as a group to hone and refine existing craft techniques and to suggest possibilities for strengthening each piece. In this weekly critique workshop, we will read and share our in-progress work, provide written and oral feedback to peers, and discuss assigned weekly readings together.

Prerequisites: For students who have taken Short Story Intensive, Short Story Crash Course or Launching Stories at Literary Arts or receive instructor permission. For instructor permission, please e-mail a writing sample (three to four pages) and a brief description of prior experience in writing classes to Susan Moore at

Margaret Malone is the author of the story collection People Like You (Atelier26 Books), finalist for the 2016 PEN Hemingway Award and winner of the Balcones Fiction Prize. Her stories and essays can be found in The Missouri Review, Oregon Humanities, Swink, Propeller Quarterly and elsewhere.She lives in Portland, Oregon where she is a co-host of the artist and literary gathering SHARE.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: Scholarships pay for the entire class tuition. All of our writing classes have at least one scholarship position available, made possible by a generous gift from Dennis Steinman. To apply, email Susan Moore, Director of Programs for Writers, at with your name, contact information, and list three classes in order of preference. Please note that preference is not guaranteed. All scholarships are subject to availability.

CLASS LIAISONS: All classes have one liaison position. Liaisons receive free tuition in exchange for light duties before and after each class meeting.

If you need to cancel your registration for a writing or storytelling class, the following refund schedule applies:

• 3 days or more before a class, refunds will be issued, less a $35 processing fee.
• 3 days or more before class starts, if you prefer to convert your registration to a credit for an upcoming class, you can receive a tuition credit for an upcoming class for the full amount of your tuition, good for one year.
• 48 hours or less before a class begins, no refund or tuition credit is available.

If Literary Arts has to cancel a class, you will receive a full refund.