The Short Story with Warren Read (at BARN)

  • Thursday, July 08, 2021
  • Thursday, July 29, 2021
  • 4 sessions
  • Thursday, July 08, 2021, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM (PDT)
  • Thursday, July 15, 2021, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM (PDT)
  • Thursday, July 22, 2021, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM (PDT)
  • Thursday, July 29, 2021, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM (PDT)
  • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane, BI, Class Code WR070821WR
  • 12



It’s time to take your writing seriously. Warren Read—writer, educator, and published author—will guide you through the creative development of the short story in this four-session workshop. 

The class will cover the elements of a fully realized short story: character development, setting, dialogue, and point of view. Each session will include writing advice, fluency prompts, sharing your work with class members, and writing groups/workshopping. Between meetings, you will focus on developing your short story.

All levels of writers are welcome. We ask that you come to class with either a draft already in motion, or at least a thumbnail sketch of an idea in mind. The first class will focus on the exploration of what you already have in place.

Participants might take a look at the book, Ron Carlson Writes a Story, for ideas on how to get started. You are encouraged to get a copy from the library, Eagle Harbor Books, Amazon, Kindle, iBooks, and others. 


  • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Everyone is required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of 6 feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
  • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given.

Instructor Bio:

Warren Read is the author of the novels, One Simple Thing (2021, Ig Publishing), and Ash Falls (2017, Ig Publishing). In 2009 his memoir, The Lyncher in Me was released by Borealis Books. His fiction has appeared in Hot Metal Bridge, Mud Season Review, Sliver of Stone, Inklette, Switchback Magazine and the Christmas issue of East Bay Review. He is an assistant principal in Bainbridge Island, WA; in 2015 he received his MFA in from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University. Learn more about Warren at

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