The Short Story

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  • “I learned the basic elements of how to construct a story. This is an ideal workshop for people who want to write short stories.”

    Xi, October 22, 2017

  • “I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. Thanks! I think the highlight of the two days was the second day: listening to the stories written by other participants—and my own. It was extremely motivating!

    I really appreciated the method of teaching, and the care the instructor took to ensure the atmosphere was safe and conducive to learning. I felt a tad out of my depth coming in as an inexperienced writer, but the approach really makes the material accessible to both experienced writers and people just starting out.”

    Rachael, October 22, 2017

  • “For me, the Short Story weekend was fruitful. I learned the elements of a short story, as well as a new way of giving concise feedback. I also liked the atmosphere of energy, freedom, and open-mindedness. The feeling was nonjudgmental and inspiring.”

    Aleksandra, October 22, 2017

  • “The highlight of the two days was being able to formulate a short story in a few hours. Also: having the privilege of experiencing diverse creative voices and narratives shared by the other participants. Comfortable venue, passionate and knowledgeable facilitator—a useful and exciting learning experience.”

    Jessica, October 22, 2017

  • “What I like about the short story as a form: that it’s concrete—doesn’t go into unnecessary information. Unexpectedly, I got something useful out of one of the prompts. It’s material I want to use later on.”

    Vanessa, September 18, 2016

  • “To be honest, I am more of a novel reader than a short-story reader. At least I was before the course. I preferred novels because I believed it gave you greater depth to characters and plot, creating a world to fully immerse yourself in. However, I now see that a good short story is capable of producing this same effect. I like the pace that a short story moves at, the resolution not far from the conflict. (more…)

    Charlotte, September 18, 2016

  • “I learnt something I already partly knew: that I tend to have too many characters. But now I have learnt it! Also, it was refreshing to part of the dynamic of a group. Even if we write quite regularly, and have been writing for some time, it is very easy to get into a rut. Thank you for a rewarding workshop.”

    Sally, September 18, 2016

  • “What I like about the short story as a form: the way a reader can be transported into a different world and experience, if ever so briefly. What I got from the workshop was a deeper appreciation for the different sections of a true story. Was also surprised that I could geek out so much on the subject and topics!”

    Sasha, September 18, 2016