Short courses

Writing Short Fiction with Catherine Smith

15 September 2021 - 20 October 2021
Online

In this six week course, we’ll explore how a short story – ‘The art of the glimpse’ - can begin with a confession, a single image, a fragment of overheard conversation… We’ll read and reflect on different types of published short stories, both contemporary and ‘classic’ and we’ll look at how to plot, structure and edit our own so that they’re small but polished gems.
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Writing Memoir with Katy Massey

28 September 2021 - 2 November 2021
Online

This course will explore writing about lived experience and we will begin by looking at memoir, autobiography and other types of writing from real life and identifying the characteristics of each one. As the six weeks progress, we will explore different approaches to writing from real life, and learn how to apply these to our own stories. We will also think about how to structure personal stories and how to apply characterisation, pacing, dialogue and suspense to create compelling pieces of work.
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