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Collecting, Organizing, and Transforming Ideas into Fiction with Chaitali Sen

$65.00 · April 19

In this single-session class, we’ll tap into our curiosity to generate story ideas. The aim is to accelerate the process from first spark to finished draft.

Start Date

April 19

Day(s) of the Week


Class Times

6:30pm – 8:30pm CT




Zoom (online)




In stock


In this two-hour single session class, we’ll practice methods for mining the world (and the internet) for inspiration; organizing our notes into meaningful categories; evaluating the potential roles these nuggets of inspiration can play in a story; and using what we’ve collected to brainstorm beginnings, middles, and ends of stories. The aim is to come away with 3-5 potential story ideas to develop into drafts of short fiction, novels, or scripts.

We are able to offer a limited amount of both 50% scholarships for our multi-week classes and 100% scholarships for our single-session classes on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students may receive one scholarship per term. Click here to apply for a scholarship spot.

About Chaitali Sen

Chaitali Sen’s story collection A New Race of Men from Heaven (Sarabande Books, 2023) was selected by Danielle Evans as the winner of the 2021 Mary McCarthy Prize for Short Fiction. She is also the author of the novel The Pathless Sky (Europa Editions, 2015) and short stories and essays published by American Short Fiction, Boulevard, Colorado Review, Ecotone, Electric Literature, LitHub, Los Angeles Review of Books, New England Review, Shenandoah, and many other journals. Her work has earned a starred review in Kirkus and special mentions in the Pushcart Prize and Best American Short Story anthologies. She holds an MFA in Fiction from Hunter College, has a background in public education, and for the last several years has been teaching popular classes and workshops with Writers' League of Texas, Writing Workshops Dallas, The Writing Barn, and other organizations. Learn more at www.chaitalisen.com.