Time: 20:00 - 22:00

Duration: 3 October - 7 March, 2019

Event Category: QWF Workshops , Workshops

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

Organizer: QWF

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Photo credit: Adam Michiels

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.

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.