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Short Course: Writing Short Stories
1st October 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
A five-week short course on writing short stories, whilst drawing inspiration and learning from past masters.
The short story is a unique literary form, and one well-suited to current times.
If you have ever considered writing short fiction, are in the middle of writing it, or have already written several stories, come and join us on this five-week course.
We will take a brief look at the history and variety of the form, and try and work out quite what makes a great short story.
We will read stories old and new, and find out what makes them tick. We will face the tricky questions raised by beginnings, middles and ends, and build characters, plots and settings.
We will try our hands at writing different kinds of stories, from flash to realist to experimental. We will write what we know, and also reach into writing what we don’t know, and want to discover.
This course is open to all abilities, including beginners.