WS051 Crafting the Short Story

  • 05 Sep 2016
  • 10:30 AM
  • 10 Oct 2016
  • 12:30 PM
  • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
  • 6


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Monday, 5, 12, 19, 26 September and  3, 10 October 2016

10:30am - 12:30pm

Cost:  €165 (six-part series)

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.

The class is open to writers of all levels. Advanced guidance will be available for experienced writers.

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.

Good to know: 

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