This workshop is intended for fiction writers who have written short stories before, and who have experience with the workshop environment.

Time: eight Thursdays, 20:00 to 22:00

Duration: 3 October - 21 November, 2019

Location: Atwater Library and Computer Centre—1200 Atwater Avenue, Westmount, Quebec View map

Description

This workshop is intended for fiction writers who have written short stories before, and who have experience with the workshop environment. Limited to 12 participants.

Please note: This workshop is sold out but we are now operating a waiting list. Please do sign up if you are interested and we’ll let you know if a place becomes available. Waiting list places are assigned on a first come, first served basis.

We’ll be writing towards emotional impact. The workshop will be supplemented by readings and generative exercises to explore the question of expression vs. evocation—as well as imagination, self-surgery, ambition, and accountability. We’ll also talk about sentences, with a focus on line edits.

Participants will be workshopped twice. You’ll have the option of bringing in an existing piece and writing a new second piece, or else bringing in one piece followed by a revision of the same.

Readings will include Namwali Serpell, Jamel Brinkley, Casey Plett, Carys Davis, Octavia Butler, and Ottessa Moshfegh, among others.

Workshop leader

Black and white photo of a woman
Credit: Adam Michiels
Paige Cooper’s collection of short stories, Zolitude (Biblioasis), won the 2018 Concordia University First Book Prize, was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction, the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction, and the Danuta Gleed Award. CBC, Toronto Star, The WalrusThe Globe and MailThe Puritan, and Quill & Quire all listed it among their best books of 2018. She lives in Montreal, where she’s the senior fiction editor for Cosmonauts Avenue.  

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