VIRTUAL: The Art of the Short Story

Writer's Workshop
Wed, Jan 19, 2022
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

What is a short story and how is it different from a novel chapter?

How do short stories exist in the twenty-first century and what purpose do they serve? Most importantly, how many pages should they be?

Join us for a discussion of the essential elements of writing a condensed, yet well-rounded story.

About the presenter: John Milas grew up in Champaign, Illinois, and earned a BA in creative writing from the University of Illinois. He ventured out of Champaign to serve in the Marine Corps and subsequently earned his Master of Fine Arts in fiction writing under the guidance of his thesis director, Roxane Gay. His debut novel, The Militia House, was acquired by Henry Holt for publication, and he is currently at work on a collection of stories. His short fiction has appeared in publications such as The Southampton Review, XRAY Literary Magazine, and Superstition Review. Find him online at

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