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Opening the Floodgates: A Short Fiction Workshop

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5 October at 18:00 20:00 EDT

Eight Thursdays, Oct 5-Nov 23, 6-8pm
Open to all
Limited to 12 participants
Hybrid Workshop

An eight-week workshop designed to help fiction writers open the creative floodgates. Feeling stuck in your writing? You are not alone! Participants in this workshop will spend four weeks using prompts and writing exercises to generate new stories before expanding and revising one story to workshop with the group.

With inspiration from masters of the craft such as Ursula LeGuin, George Saunders, and Matthew Salesses, participants will be encouraged to experiment with narration, structure, character arcs, and other story elements. We will also unpack the critiquing process to provide participants with the confidence and tools to refine their editor’s eye, read each story on its own terms and provide helpful feedback to fellow writers.

Other discussion topics will include how to create a writing routine, how to tackle revisions between drafts, where to submit finished stories and how to find a writing community. Participants should emerge from this workshop with clear ideas and strategies to invigorate their writing practice both on and off the page.

Rebecca Morris is a Montreal writer of literary fiction. Her stories won the Humber Literary Review’s 2022 Emerging Writers Fiction contest and the 2017 Malahat Review Open Season Award for Fiction. She also earned Honourable Mention in Prairie Fire’s 2018 Short Fiction contest and was long-listed in Room Magazine‘s 2018 Fiction contest. Other stories have been published in various Canadian literary magazines, including FreeFall, carte blanche, and the Antigonish Review. Rebecca attended the 2019 Banff Spring Writers Retreat to work on her first novel, Other Maps, which is forthcoming with Linda Leith Publishing. Visit her online at rebeccamorris.ca



1200 Atwater Avenue, Room 3
Westmount, QC H3Z 1X4 Canada
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