Only Trouble Is Interesting: The Art and Craft of the Short Story

Presented by Deno Trakas.

The writer Lisa Cron has said that stories are more important to human evolution than the opposable thumb–the thumb helps us to hang on; stories tell us what to hang on to. Deno Trakas will read selections from several compelling contemporary stories and discuss the essential element of conflict and its importance for readers and writers. This presentation can be adapted to a workshop on short fiction.

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