IIB Workshop: Generative Short Fiction (with Kate Doyle)


THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE! Check back later for revised dates. In the meantime, you can still reserve a spot and/or apply for a scholarship. 

In this process-oriented workshop, designed to support writing from a place of experiment, diligence, and curiosity, we will form a community of writers to support and motivate one another as we each develop a draft of a new short story. The class will combine generative writing exercises, opportunities to share work-in-progress, and simple homework to support creating new work. Our intention will be to develop seeds and possibilities for new stories, to experiment with sustaining some of these into longer pieces, and to become attentive to our own processes of writing and imagining in order to become more at home in them. The workshop is open to writers of any experience level who are prepared to be collaborative, supportive, and engaged. It may be especially helpful to those looking for structure and experiment in their work, and may also be exciting to artists who typically work in other forms or disciplines as an opportunity to experiment with fiction writing.

Kate Doyle's short stories have been published in Electric Literature, No Tokens, Anomaly, Wigleaf, Cordella, and elsewhere. A 2021 A Public Space Writing Fellow, she has an MFA from NYU and has received residencies from the Adirondack Center for Writing, the Hambidge Center, and the Global Research Institute at NYU Paris. Kate is a bookseller at Buffalo Street Books and is writing a short story collection and a novel. She also has a background in theater, which shapes her interest in how workshops can bring collaborative energy to the solo art form of writing.

Buffalo Street Books is offering two full scholarships for this event. Please email lisa@buffalostreetbooks.com if you are interested in a scholarship. Priority with be given to BIPOC youth, LGBTQ+, and community members with demonstrated financial need.


Price: $250.00