The Unexpected: Irony and the Short Story
In this OnDemand Webinar, recorded live from WDU's 2nd Annual Short Story Virtual Conference, award-winning author Ran Walker tackles various concepts of irony, exploring their different uses for the short story. With references to classic stories, feature films, and even TV shows, Walker reveals tips that can help deepen your own short stories.
Ran Walker (he/him) is the author of twenty-five books. His short stories, flash fiction, microfiction, and poetry have appeared in a variety of anthologies and journals. Prior to becoming a writer and educator, he worked in magazine publishing and practiced law in Mississippi. He has won a number of awards recognizing his work in adult fiction, Afrofuturism, and microfiction. Ran is an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Hampton University and teaches with Writer's Digest University. He lives in Virginia with his wife and much better half, Lauren, and his amazing "galaxy princess" daughter, Zoë.