Saturday, January 17, 2009

Writing Short Stories for Fun and Profit -- Not Just Fiction Anymore

Instructor: Eric Witchey

Join us to write short fiction for fun, for money, or to learn to write novels. This hands-on, five-session class on short story writing will include discussion, exploration, and exercises in story structure, character development, theme development, language use, and marketing. The class is appropriate for students of all levels. The class will meet five times over seven weeks on Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 at The Tea Party Bookshop. Class dates appear below. It will be taught by award-winning author Eric Witchey.

For additional details or to sign up, contact The Tea Party Bookshop or Eric Witchey at: PH: 503.990.6471 PH: 503.581.0458

Cost for five, three-hour sessions over a seven-week period: $200.00. Class size limited to 15. Non-refundable deposit of $50.00 required. Balance due before the beginning of the first session.

Class Dates:

Feb. 15th and 22nd
Mar. 8th, 22nd, and 29th

About The Instructor, Eric Witchey:

Eric M. Witchey has sold over 50 short stories and a novel into national and international markets. His stories have appeared in multiple genres under several names. His How-to articles have appeared in The Writer Magazine, Writer's Digest Magazine, and other print and on-line magazines. He has won awards and recognition from a number of organizations, including Writers of the Future, Writer's Digest, New Century Writers, and When not writing or teaching, he restores antique, model locomotives or tosses small bits of feather and pointy wire at laughing trout.

Currently Available Articles and Stories from Eric Witchey:

Article: The Writer Magazine: "How To Obtain Sharp, Useful Critiques." Jan. 2009

Article: The Writer Magazine Web Site: "The Care and Feeding of High-functioning Critique Groups." December, 2008

Fiction: "Can You See Me Now?" Available online at, Issue 24.

Fiction: "Mirages," http:\\ Soon to appear nationally in print in the Polyphony 7 anthology.

Teaching: Willamette Writers. Five Minutes on Fiction. June, 2008 on YouTube:

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