Fundamentals of Short Fiction (Live & Online)
This interactive, four-session course will explore the fundamentals of writing short fiction. Two hours a week, we will delve into a different element of style, including: setting, character development, dialogue and description.
Each class will begin with a conversation about style, followed by a writing exercise addressing that day’s theme. Students will have an opportunity to share these exercises with the class. The prompts will be a fun way to exercise techniques discussed at the beginning of class and will hopefully spark ideas for future projects.
Students will be asked to submit a short piece of writing to the instructor prior to each class.
In the second half of each lesson, everyone will read aloud from their submitted work and receive in-depth feedback from the instructor and their peers.
Thursday, June 25, 11 am – 1 pm
Thursday, July 2, 11 am – 1 pm
Thursday, July 9, 11 am – 1 pm
Thursday, July 16, 11 am – 1 pm
Tuesday, June 30, 6 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday, July 7, 6 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday, July 14, 6 pm – 8pm
Tuesday, July 21, 6 pm – 8 pm
Eva Crocker is a freelance writer based in Montreal, her short story collection Barrelling Forward was a finalist for the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for Emerging LGBTQ Authors. The collection won the Canadian Authors’ Association Emerging Writer’s Award and the Alistair MacLeod Award for Short Fiction. Her non-fiction work has appeared in Maisonneuve Magazine, Border Crossings Magazine, Hamilton Review of Books, Visual Art News and Atlantic Books Today. Her debut novel All I Ask will be published by House of Anansi Press in June 2020.