Short Stories III: Deepening Your Practice
Our most advanced course on short stories, designed to help the serious practitioner to hone their craft
What do these levels mean?
- Start Date
- Thursdays, 19.00–21.00
£250 / month for 2 months and a £350.00 deposit
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Immerse Yourself In the Short Story
This twelve-week course will intensify your enjoyment of and admiration for the short story as a reader, and electrify your own writing. As well as reading widely, greedily, raptly, we’ll write lots, sharpening our instincts and questioning our default settings, and we’ll critique each other’s work, with a focus each week on workshopping. Towards the second half of the course, there will be an emphasis on editing and on good editorial practice, so that you finish the course with a new handful of polished stories, or maybe even a collection, ready to send out into the world.
Is this the right course for me?
Perhaps you’ve been writing short stories for a while – submitting to journals or competitions, maybe starting to publish. Maybe you’re already published in other forms. In any case, you have a dedicated and established writing practice, and you’re ready for the deepest immersion yet into your craft.
Sessions will take place on Zoom, 19.00–21.00, every Thursday night for twelve weeks. This schedule of topics covered is subject to change, but should give you a good idea of what to expect.
Thursday 11 April, 19.00–21.00
18 April, 19.00–21.00
Making Silk Purses...
25 April, 19.00–21.00
How to Hear What Your Story Wants...
Exceptional. Lucy is [..] the finest teacher I have had across any course in any subject.
Lucy is an exceptional teacher with an amazing mind. She analyses the short story deeply and thoroughly, fostering great leaps in understanding of the form.
Exceptional. Lucy is [...] the finest teacher I have had across any course in any subject.
Born in Belfast in 1981, Lucy Caldwell is the multi–award winning author of three novels, several stage plays and radio dramas...More About This Tutor
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