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Time: 11:00 - 13:00

Date: 4 August, 2020

Cost: $150

Event Category: Workshops

Website: https://surplace.co/portfolio-posts/fundamentals-of-short-fiction/

Location: Online – Please RSVP to receive a Zoom linkView map

Organizer: Sur Place Media, info@surplace.co, View Organizer Website

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.


Join Waitlist We will inform you of any newly available spots for this workshop via email. Please note: once you receive the notice of availability, you will have 48hrs to register —or 24hrs if the workshop begins in a week or less— before the spot is made available to the next person.
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