The Short Story

See what people are saying

  • “Thank you so much again for this wonderfully enlightening and inspiring weekend! I felt like a tree standing alone in the field, but after having finished your class, I’d rather see myself as a tree in the middle of a forest that is feeling less scared and more excited by the world of short stories.

    I learnt how to appreciate the art of writing stories even more passionately. It felt like a creative awakening. It was very inspiring and eye-opening to listen to all the different types of short stories, which not only gave me a lot of pleasure but guidance as a writer as well. Since I was always interested in writing creatively, there was a barrier in my head that stopped me from writing. Yet, through the professional and inspirational expertise of the instructor, I finally have overcome this barrier, and I will most definitely take one of the upcoming courses in the next season.”

    Sebastian, June 22, 2019

  • “I very much enjoyed [the] class, [the instructor’s] enthusiasm and mastery of the form inspired us all. I loved the class, hated to say goodbye to the team.”*


    *Please note that the Amsterdam Writing Workshops offers ongoing courses. Info available on request.

    Chad, June 22, 2019

  • “Thank you so much for a brilliant writing workshop. I learnt so much and it gave me the confidence and belief that I can actually do it—finish a story.”

    Ashley, June 22, 2019

  • “The Short Story workshop gave me a lot of insight—from other writers, professional and amateur, and from the instructor. What does a writer want to convey, and what techniques is he or she using? We practiced our newly learned skills by crafting our own stories. In short, a very insightful experience.”

    Mees, November 26, 2018

  • “The highlight of the two days was understanding how much of a craft writing is, versus just putting words on the page (although that’s important too).

    I believe I’m getting more and more insight with each workshop, deepening not only my knowledge but awareness of the writing process. It can be overwhelming but it’s also enlightening and empowering—the tools are there!”

    Łukasz, November 26, 2018

  • “The individual attention Lisa shows each participant—their questions and aspirations—worked for me. I got the advice I feel I needed.”

    Vivan, November 26, 2018

  • “Thank you so much for a brilliant writing workshop. I learnt so much, and it gave me the confidence and belief that I can actually do it.”

    AH, November 26, 2018

  • “I got a complete set of guidelines for how to write a short story, from A to Z.

    Lovely group of people attending and a great ambience throughout the workshop.”

    Susie, November 26, 2018