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“Gates, Canals, and Veins,” a Short Story in the Tishman Review

In March 2011 Updates on July 30, 2016 at 12:52 am

The Tishman Review

The Tishman Review released Thaïs’s short story, “Gates, Canals, and Veins,” in the July 2016 issue.  This story focuses on a Jewish physician living in the Venetian Ghetto in the seventeenth century. To write this story, Thaïs completed a great deal of historical research, consulted several scholars, and visited the Ghetto in person.

You can purchase a print copy of the issue or read this issue online for free by following this link.

Introduction to Fiction Writing

In March 2011 Updates on July 21, 2016 at 1:33 pm

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Learn the basic concepts and techniques of writing fiction with the aim of heightening your sense of language and developing your ability to solve problems of structure, characterization, viewpoint, story line, imagery, dialogue and believability.

Starting on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Thaïs will teach a 10-week course entitled, “Introduction to Fiction Writing.” This course will be live and in-person at UC Berkeley Extension’s Downtown San Francisco Campus. Thaïs will evaluate your manuscripts and allow time for classroom discussion.

Required reading materials include John Gardner’s The Art of Fiction, Z. Z. Packer’s “Drinking Coffee Elsewhere,” Lauren Groff’s “L. Debard and Aliette: A Love Story,” Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” Lorrie Moore’s “People Like That Are the Only People Here,” Wells Tower’s “Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned,” E. L. Doctorow’s “Edgemont Drive,” Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado,” Bharati Mukherjee’s “The Management of Grief,” and Grace Paley’s “Wants.”

Founded in 1891, UC Berkeley Extension is the continuing education branch of the University of California, Berkeley. Today, Extension offers more than 2,000 courses each year, including online courses, along with more than 75 professional certificates and specialized programs of study.

Advanced Novel Writing Course (Online)

In March 2011 Updates on July 21, 2016 at 1:25 pm

The Gotham Writers Workshop

The Gotham Writers Workshop offers online classes that fit into any schedule. From any location around the world, students can log in 24/7 to read lectures, participate in class discussions, submit their writing, and receive feedback on their work.

Starting on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, Thaïs will teach a 10-week online advanced Novel Writing II class.

Thaïs is also available for independent study courses such as Mentorship, Book Doctoring and Story Doctoring.

Students can enroll and find more information here:

Zoetrope: All-Story Summer 2016 Issue

In March 2011 Updates on July 21, 2016 at 1:14 pm

Zoetrope All Story Cover Summer 2016

Thaïs volunteers as an editorial reader for Francis Ford Coppola’s literary magazine, Zoetrope: All-Story.  The Summer 2016 Issue (Vol. 20, No. 2) features original work by guest designer Mickalene Thomas and writers Yannick Murphy, Helen Simpson, David Byrne, and Budd Schulberg. This issue is available for purchase on the Zoetrope: All-Story website: