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Writing Workshop: Old Story, New Story – Short Fiction with Gabriel Bump


Dates: April 15, 22, 29 & May 6, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Is there an old short story from college buried in your desk drawer? Are you interested in applying to MFA programs, or submitting to your favorite literary journal? Do you love to mess around in private with language, plot, and characters? If any, or all, of the above applies to you, consider bringing your work into this workshop for aspiring short story writers. You’ll receive a valuable opportunity to receive feedback and guidance from an intimate cohort. In this class, open to writers of all abilities, we’ll dissect each other’s work with kind eyes, always looking for how a piece can live up to its full potential. We’ll also read published work to gain inspiration and unravel how great writing works.

Please note the following workshop requirements:

  • Limit one ticket per purchase.
  • Any tickets purchased at the member price require a current Just Buffalo membership.

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Gabriel Bump grew up in South Shore, Chicago. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in: McSweeney’s, Guernica, Electric Literature, SLAM, and elsewhere. Everywhere You Don’t Belong (Algonquin 2020) is his first novel. His second novel is forthcoming, also from Algonquin. He was awarded the 2016 Deborah Slosberg Memorial Award for Fiction and the 2015 Summer Literary Seminars Montreal Flash Fiction Prize. He received his MFA in Fiction from the University of Massachusetts–Amherst. He currently lives in Buffalo, New York, where he teaches at Just Buffalo Literary Center and University at Buffalo.

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Ticket Prices

General $140, Members $125