Tag Archives: short story

Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize for Literature

And it was for her short stories! And she’s Canadian!

Check out her books (and the related movie) and see for yourself why she has earned the title “master of the modern short story”.  Some titles are readily downloadable as e-books (so you can get them right now!).

"Dear Life" by Alice MunroDear life : stories A collection of stories illuminates moments that shape a life, from a dream or a sexual act to simple twists of fate, and is set in the countryside and towns of Lake Huron.

Too Much Happiness : stories While some of the stories are traditional, set in “Alice Munro Country” in Ontario or in B.C., dealing with ordinary women’s lives, others have a new, sharper edge.

The View from Castle Rock : stories Alice Munro pieces her family’s history into gloriously imagined fiction.

"Away from Her" film based on an Alice Munro storyAway from Her (DVD) A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer’s disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, Aubrey, a wheelchair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home. Based on Alice Munro’s story “The Bear Came Over the Mountain”.

"Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage" by Alice MunroHateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage : stories A collection of short fiction explores the complexities of human relationships and emotions in stories about a housekeeper entering old-maidhood whose life is transformed by a practical joke and a lifelong philanderer who finds the tables turned.

Learn to write a short story in 90 minutes this Sunday, May 15

Eric WitcheyPracticing short fiction has many benefits. In this fun, fast-paced, audience-interactive seminar, popular writing teacher Eric Witchey will demonstrate brainstorming, outlining, and writing techniques that will result in a collaborative short story written on the spot. Attendees of any level of experience will walk away with handouts and techniques they can immediately apply to the development of new short stories, new novels, and existing work revision.

Eric Witchey has made a living as a freelance writer and communication consultant for nearly twenty years. In addition, he has sold more than fifty short stories and a novel. His stories have appeared in six genres on five continents, and he has received recognition from New Century Writers, Writers of the Future, Writer’s Digest, and other organizations. His how-to articles have appeared in The Writer Magazine, Writer’s Digest Magazine, and other print and online magazines.

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NW Author Series
The Short Story – Write It & Sell It In 90 Minutes
Presented by Eric M. Witchey
Sunday, May 15
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Cost: $5 at the door