Holding Attention in the Short Story with Jack Wang - The FOLD

Holding Attention in the Short Story with Jack Wang


What are strategies for holding attention in fiction in general and the short story in particular? When does a short story begin and end, and how does a writer create tension and manage narrative information in between? Using literary examples as well as insights from psychology and neuroscience, this session will help writers tell more compelling short stories.


This live webinar is now complete. You can view the recording of the webinar, with captions, on the FOLD’s YouTube channel until July 31, 2022.

Webinar Host

Jack Wang is the author of WE TWO ALONE (House of Anansi Press, HarperVia), winner of the 2020 Danuta Gleed Literary Award for best debut collection in English. His fiction has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and longlisted for the Journey Prize. He has received fellowships and grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the University of East Anglia. He teaches writing at Ithaca College.

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