** This workshop is not currently scheduled, please see our workshop schedule for additional Short Story Workshops. **
One-Day Short Story Workshop – TBA
Gain insight into the short story genre by learning to identify its major tenets, plus learn and participate in a discussion about how the elements of characterization and point-of-view, plot and setting work in the form. Read and discuss excerpts from the work of popular short-story writers, and uncover how these authors have incorporated these elements in their work.
The morning will be spent learning about and discussing short stories, plus responding to various prompts to get your creative writing wheels turning. In the afternoon, you will participate in more targeted creative writing exercises to help you devise a basis for your own short story. You will also be given a week’s worth of prompts, 1 prompt per day, designed to help you remain motivated to work with your short story and the characters you’ve created.
This workshop is open to fiction writers of all levels and it works for everyone!
- Leave the group with new ideas, and at least one you can work on post workshop
- Learn about the short-story form
- Reignite your passion for writing
- Connect with other writers in your area
- Hone your voice
- Receive real-time feedback and suggestions on work produced in the workshop
- Receive critique on any previously written material that is submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, May 14th (optional, 10 pages maximum, double-spaced, front & back)
What to bring:
- A pen and notebook
- A sack lunch
- Your passion for reading and writing
- No laptops, please
- Note: Each participant will receive links to two short stories that should be read prior to the workshop. Please print these stories, bring them with you, and come prepared to discuss them. Other handouts will be provided at the workshop.
We’re ready to inspire you.