Finding the structure of our stories
with Jai Chakrabati
Date: Saturday October 8, 19h CET (Zurich/Paris) via Zoom
Structure is the skeleton that holds our stories together, but how do we think about it for our own work? We'll start with analyzing the classic "Freytag's Triangle" in fiction and then depart from there into stories that pursue less traditional structures. Finally, we'll think about tools that allow us to visualize and map out story structure so that we can revise with more confidence.
Jai Chakrabarti’s short fiction has appeared in numerous journals and has been anthologized in The O. Henry Prize Stories and The Best American Short Stories, and awarded a Pushcart Prize. His story collection, A Small Sacrifice for an Enormous Happiness, is forthcoming from Knopf (2023). His debut novel, A Play for the End of the World (Knopf, 2021), won the National Jewish Book Award’s Goldberg Prize for Debut Fiction, was named the Jewish Fiction Award Honor Book by the Association of Jewish Libraries, and was longlisted for the PEN/Faulkner Award. Chakrabarti was an Emerging Writer Fellow with A Public Space and received his MFA from Brooklyn College. He was born in Kolkata, India, and now lives in New York.
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