Short Story Workshop with Art Taylor
January 20, 2024 @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Long Story Short: Efficiency, Economy, Focus
Short stories are short—but do less words really mean less effort? Ironically, economy and efficiency are sometimes achieved only by extra focus on craft. Edgar Award-winning short story writer Art Taylor will draw on three very short stories—each less than 1000 words—to explore how writers shift their efforts toward character, plot, setting, motif and more to accomplish a lot in small spaces (and regularly let the reader do a little work too).
Art Taylor is the Edgar Award-winning author of two short story collections—The Adventure of the Castle Thief and Other Expeditions and Indiscretions and The Boy Detective & The Summer of ’74 and Other Tales of Suspense—and of the novel in stories On the Road with Del & Louise, winner of the Agatha Award for Best First Novel. He has won three additional Agatha Awards, an Anthony Award, four Macavity Awards, and four Derringer Awards for his short fiction. He is an associate professor of English at George Mason University.
Business meeting for members only at 10:30 am Eastern.
Program (free and open to the public) begins at 11:15 am Eastern.
Hybrid: Library & Zoom
Bethlehem Library, 451 Delaware Ave, Delmar, NY 12054