Short Story Writing

George Carlisle

Thursdays, October 5 - November 9 10:00 a.m. - noon 6 sessions
Meeting House Offices, 121 Mt. Vernon Street, Lobby Conference Room

Both experienced writers and beginners are welcome to sessions that will include various activities planned to help us as we write our stories.

Shared activities will include writing for 15 minutes from a prompt that I will provide. Also, you may share with our group any short piece you have encountered that you think is particularly well written. Some will present beginnings or sections of a story that present problems. 

Each participant will produce three or more typewritten, double-spaced pages for each session. We will regularly divide into groups of three to share what you have written for each week and receive and give feedback. We will be working together to provide each other mutual support and encouragement, and we will agree to keep confidential anything we hear in our sessions.

During the six weeks, I would be happy to read and comment on two pieces by each of you. You will choose your pieces and when to give them to me.

I look forward to sharing with you the excitement of working together to write short stories that reflect our thoughts and feelings.

Teaching Style: Seminar     Weekly Preparation: 3-4 hours


    George Carlisle

    George Carlisle earned his M.F.A. in creative writing at the University of Iowa. After a teaching internship at Phillips Exeter Academy, he spent his entire career teaching English and humanities at St. Paul’s School. He taught for a year at Eton College, after which he and an Eton master initiated and subsequently directed an exchange program between the two schools.