WM071 Shaping the Short Story

  • 07 Mar 2016
  • 10:30 AM
  • 04 Apr 2016
  • 12:30 PM
  • WICE Office
  • 6


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Mondays, 7, 14, 21, 28 March and 4, 11 April 2016
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost: 165

Short stories can be just about anything, but how do you make yours stand out? This course helps aspiring and experienced writers shape and refine their fiction according to their own unique vision, with emphasis on character and form.
Over six sessions, we will explore the principles of story writing in class exercises, discuss participants' work, and analyze some of the masters of the genre. 

About the Instructor:

Alecia McKenzie is an award-winning short-story writer and novelist. Her first book Satellite City and her novel Sweetheart have both won Commonwealth literary prizes, and she was shortlisted for the 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, when 22 stories from around the world were selected from a record 4,000 submissions.  Born in Jamaica, she has lived in Asia and Europe, and is now based in Paris. She is also a professional journalist and accomplished painter, and edits SWAN, a website devoted to art and culture. 

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