The Short Story

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  • “The highlight of the workshop was having written a short story that, despite being imperfect, is something I’m quite proud of.”

    Ebony, November 26, 2018

  • “- I learned the main differences between a short story and a novella.

    – I learned new techniques for revising my work.

    – I internalized some of the techniques needed for developing a good story.

    For me, the highlight of the workshop was the inspiring and creative atmosphere. Thanks for all the effort you put into the classes. I had a great time.”

    Maria, October 22, 2017

  • “I left the workshop feeling a little stronger and more confident about my writing. There is so much to learn and to make my writing more professional and more compelling. In my opinion, the way the instructor treats the participants is the soul of this workshop. Putting ourselves in the spotlight (by submitting a story anonymously) and opening our work to scrutiny is not an easy thing to do. The instructor succeeded in helping us to see that the individual isn’t the focus of this workshop—it’s the text itself. It isn’t about sugar-coating and inflating egos—it’s about helping us realize that there is always something valuable in our writing that can be further explored. So, I left the workshop feeling empowered; thank you for this.”

    Raphael, October 22, 2017

  • “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