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June 7-11, 2021

Apply for this exciting opportunity to participate in a week-long, emerging writers intensive led by author Ilana Masad.  Participants will generate new fiction through a series prompts, writing exercises, and in-class discussion. Using short readings and in-class writing, participants will learn about various craft elements and practice using them in their own writing, with the goal of generating at least one complete piece of flash fiction by the end of the class.

This workshop will be held via Zoom from June 7-11, 2021 with one-hour meetings each day Monday through Thursday and a writing session on Friday.

Ilana Masad is a queer Israeli-American writer of fiction, nonfiction, and criticism. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, New York Times, LA Times, Washington Post, NPR, StoryQuartlerly, Tin House’s Open Bar, 7x7, Catapult, Buzzfeed, and many more. She is the founder and host of The Other Stories, an interview podcast featuring fiction writers. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, she has received her Masters in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she is currently a doctoral student. She is the author of the novel All My Mother’s Lovers.

Interested? Submit an application!

Application deadline is May 18, 2021.


Author Talk: Queer, Jewish, Israeli  
Wednesday, June 2 | 7-8 pm | Zoom

The public is invited to register for this book talk on Masad’s debut novel, All My Mother’s Lovers.

Emerging Fiction Writers Open Mic Event
Monday, June 14 | 8-9 pm | Zoom

Students will share their work with the community via Zoom.