WU272 PWW Short Story Master Class: Writing and Publishing the Short Story

  • 27 Jun 2022
  • 01 Jul 2022
  • 5 sessions
  • 27 Jun 2022, 2:00 PM 6:00 PM (CEST)
  • 28 Jun 2022, 2:00 PM 6:00 PM (CEST)
  • 29 Jun 2022, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (CEST)
  • 30 Jun 2022, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (CEST)
  • 01 Jul 2022, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (CEST)
  • In-person at Forum 104 – 104 rue Vaugirard, 75006 Paris


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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? This workshop will help aspiring and experienced writers shape and refine their fiction according to their own vision, with emphasis on character, plot, setting, structure, form 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 today’s market.

Requirements: Please submit the first 500 words of a short story to the WICE Creative Writing Director via email at creativewriting@wice-paris.org. Students should ideally send in their excerpts before June 5, 2022.

Alecia McKenzie is the author of six books. Her first collection of short stories, Satellite City, and her novel Sweetheart have both won Commonwealth literary prizes. Sweetheart has been translated into German (Schätzchen) and French (Trésor) and was awarded the 2017 Prix Carbet des lycéens. Other books include Stories from Yard (Italian translation Racconti giamaicani), Doctor’s Orders, When the Rain Stopped in Natland and, most recently, A Million Aunties, which has been longlisted for the 2022 Dublin Literary Award. Her work has also appeared in a range of literary magazines and in anthologies such as Stories from Blue Latitudes, The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories and Girls Night In. She has co-edited two collections of contemporary short stories and was longlisted for the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award in 2019.

Website: www.aleciamckenzie.com

The PWW Master classes are only available as part of the PWW Package.

The PWW Package includes one Master Class, Panel Discussion, readings, and welcome drinks at the opening reception.

Cancellation Policy (Paris time):
Cancel before June 1, 2022 - Get back 50% of what you paid
Cancel on or after June 1, 2022 - No refund

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