Fundamentals of Short Fiction [Live & Online]
This interactive, four-session workshop will explore the fundamentals of writing short fiction. Two hours a week, we will explore a different element of style including: setting, character development, dialogue and description.
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.
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.
Schedule (Eastern Time)
Tuesday, August 4, 11 am – 1 pm
Tuesday, August 11, 11 am – 1 pm
Tuesday, August 18, 11 am – 1 pm
Tuesday, August 25, 11 am – 1 pm
Who Should Take This Workshop?
This workshop is open to all experience levels; it’s for anyone who’s interested in getting constructive feedback on works in progress, finding inspiration for new projects through short writing exercises, meeting fellow writers and hopefully making some friends.