Goat Hill is excited to offer this series of one-night seminars that tackle specific issues of writing craft designed to develop and strengthen your writing practice. Each seminar is capped at 18 participants and led by the main Goats, Ann, Hester, or Taylor. We will introduce new ideas and approaches to story-building through readings on craft, short fiction pieces, and writing exercises. All seminars take place at School One on Providence’s East Side. One seminar is $75 and if you register for all three, you will only pay $180 (or $60 per seminar). Private students of Goat Hill also qualify for a discount. Email us at for more information.
FALL 2019 SEMINARS
Seminar 1: Sentimentality, Monday, September 23, 6pm to 8:30pm, School One, 220 University Avenue, Providence, RI
Good writing broadens our perceptions, while sentimental writing tends to tell us what we
already know. Through discussion, reading, and a writing exercise, this seminar will explore how writers can challenge expectations, shake up the familiar scene, and offer readers new ways of looking at and understanding experience.
Seminar 2: Let Me Tell You a Story: First Person in Fiction, Monday, October 28, 6pm to 8:30pm, School One, 220 University Avenue, Providence, RI
Having a character in the story you are writing also tell the story is an age-old
technique.The reader feels like a character present in the action of the story is giving their eye-witness account. This seminar will focus on the complexities and pitfalls of the first person narrator, things to watch out for and how to take full advantage of this point of view.
Seminar 3: Flash: Writing Short Short stories and Essays, Monday, December 2, 6pm to 8:30pm, School One, 220 University Avenue, Providence, RI
Flash is usually defined as pieces written in under 1800 words. In this seminar, we will
read stories and essays written in under 600 words, discuss what makes them work, and then
try our own hands at writing a 1-page short short story or essay.
Goat Hill Workshop and Seminar Policies: Payment is due at the time of registration. If Goat Hill needs to cancel a course for any reason, a full refund will be given. Cancellations five days in advance of the first meeting will receive a full refund less a $25 registration fee. Cancellations within five days of the first class will receive a 50% refund of the tuition. There are no refunds after the course has begun, or for missed classes. Class dates are subject to change with advance notice from the instructor.