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PWL052 Short Stories Masterclass

  • 05 Jul 2020
  • 9:00 AM
  • 10 Jul 2020
  • Forum 104, 104 Rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris
  • 12



Short Stories Masterclass - Alecia McKenzie

Short stories can be just about anything, but how do you make yours stand out, and how do you prepare an effective collection for publication in today’s market? This workshop will help aspiring and experienced writers shape and refine their fiction according to their own vision, with emphasis on character, plot, structure and style. We will explore the principles of storytelling through writing exercises, discussion and analysis, with an added focus on publishing short stories and novellas in different countries and regions. Please consult the PWW website for information on manuscript submission guidelines.

Expert workshop classes will be held at Forum 104 and one class at WICE (classes in the morning and readings, talks and panel discussions in the afternoon and evening).

Additional literary agent consultations will be available for 75 Euros during the week, booking details can be found here (PWL059 Agent Consultation). If you would like to attend the literary dinner, please register for that separately as well (PWL05X Paris Writers Workshop Literary Dinner). Dinner rates for PWW participants and their guests are 55 euros per person.

Early bird prices are available until 15 May 2020

If the PWW is conducted at distance registrants shall benefit from a 15% reduction in price

Special Instructions: Please send a 12 point font, double-spaced, 1,000-word short-story sample (optional) between 01 June and 30 June 2020, with a paragraph about your reasons for taking the course and what you expect from it, to: pww@wice-paris.org, with a copy to Dimitri Keramitas (Director of the Paris Writers Workshop and WICE Creative Writing Program) at creativewriting@wice-paris.org. The material will be forwarded to the instructor.

About the Author: Alecia McKenzie is an award-winning short-story writer, novelist and journalist. 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 and longlisted for the 2019 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award. She taught communications and creative writing at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Vesalius College) for several years before moving to Asia with her family in the early 2000s. She is now based in Paris, where her latest book was translated into French and published with the title Trésor (winner of the 2017 Prix Carbet des lycéens). She has edited two international collections of short stories and is working on a third.

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