Craft Lecture Bundle

Online Class
Craft Lecture Bundle

July 26th - August 1st
Price: $75
Members: $65

Each year, we invite writers and industry professionals to give a series of lectures at our Summer Writers Conference. Usually, these are only available to Summer Conference students. This year, we’re expanding our audience to include non-conference participants with our Craft Lecture Bundle.

Bundle buyers will be invited to attend seven days of craft lectures live on Zoom, where they can participate in writing exercises and ask the lecturers questions. They will also have access to a video library with recordings of the lectures for one year after the conference ends. This year features:

Don’t miss this chance to learn about the craft of fiction from this esteemed group of writers and editors.


All craft lectures will be held from 2:45pm - 4:00pm ET.

How it Works:

On Tuesday, July 22nd, Bundle buyers will receive an invitation to a classroom on Thinkific, our online learning partner, which will contain links to the live Zoom events, handouts (when relevant), and will serve as a video library once the craft lectures have completed. Please note that lecture topics are subject to change.

Craft Lecturer Bios:

Rakesh Satyal is an Executive Editor at HarperOne, a division of HarperCollins. He has also held previous positions at Atria/Simon & Schuster and Doubleday/Penguin Random House. He currently serves as Vice President of the board of Lambda Literary and has taught in the publishing program at NYU. He is also the author of the novels Blue Boy and No One Can Pronounce My Name.

Lena Valencia is the director of educational programming and managing editor of One Story. Previously, she held positions at A Public Space and BOMB Magazine. Her writing has appeared in Epiphany, Joyland, BOMB, the anthology Tiny Nightmares, and elsewhere. She received her MFA in fiction from The New School and has been a fellow at the Vermont Studio Center and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is the recipient of an Elizabeth George Foundation grant.

Don Lee is the author of the novels Lonesome Lies Before Us, The Collective, Wrack and Ruin, and Country of Origin, and the story collection Yellow. He has received an American Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, and the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction. He teaches in the MFA program in creative writing at Temple University and splits his time between Philadelphia and Baltimore.

Dantiel W. Moniz is the recipient of the Alice Hoffman Prize for Fiction, the Cecelia Joyce Johnson Emerging Writer Award by the Key West Literary Seminar, and a Tin House Scholarship. Her debut collection, Milk Blood Heat, is an Indie Next Pick, an Amazon “Best Book of the Month” selection, and has been hailed as “must-read” by TIME, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Elle, and O, The Oprah Magazine, among others. Her work has appeared in the Paris Review, Harper’s Bazaar, Tin House, One Story, American Short Fiction, Ploughshares and elsewhere. Moniz teaches fiction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Karen Friedman has been a One Story contributing editor since 2010. She lives with her family in Little Silver, NJ.

Nat Mesnard is a writer and game designer based in NYC, where they teach Narrative Design at Pratt Institute and co-host the podcast Queers at the End of the World. They have published poetry, fiction, and nonfiction in Autostraddle, Bodega, Blackbird, The Gettysburg Review, The Journal, The Kenyon Review, Ninth Letter, and elsewhere. New work includes poetry in WE WANT IT ALL, an anthology of radical trans poetics from Nightboat Books, and a tabletop roleplaying game, BUSINESS WIZARDS, from 9th Level Games.

Irina Reyn is the author of three novels, What Happened to Anna K., The Imperial Wife and Mother Country. Her fiction and nonfiction has appeared in publications such as One Story, Ploughshares, Tin House, Bennington Review, and Poets & Writers, as well anthologies such as Pretty Bitches: On Being Called Crazy, Angry, Bossy, Frumpy, Feisty and All the Other Words Used to Undermine Women and the forthcoming Letter to A Stranger: Essays to the Ones That Haunt Us. She teaches fiction writing at the University of Pittsburgh.

Our online classes are designed to be safe spaces for all who participate. One Story will not tolerate hate speech, bullying, or harassment directed toward instructors or fellow students, and reserves the right to remove participants who engage in such behavior from our classes.

Member Discount: In order to qualify for our member discount, you must be a member at the time of registration. Please note that the discount is for our members only. Members commit to annual donations and receive benefits that allow them to participate in the organization in more meaningful ways. Not all One Story subscribers are members. If you’d like to find out more about becoming a member, you can do so here.

Refund Policy: One Story class payment is non-refundable after the class’s start date. For questions about the refund policy, or if you are unable to take the class after you have registered, please contact maribeth.

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