Short Story Course 2018/19
FIVE EXCLUSIVE WORKSHOPS
Getting Your Work Noticed
Our Academy guarantees quality teaching from the best names in publishing
Limited to 25 places
An exclusive course of five workshops for committed short story writers with award-winning practitioners, a psychologist and agents aimed at honing writing and presentational skills.
Designed by writer and Word Factory director Cathy Galvin, founder of the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award and a judge of leading literary prizes, this course will prepare you for the motivation, discipline and practicality of refining your work and getting it published.
To make the most of the course, be prepared to do some background reading and undertake writing tasks at and between the sessions. There will be spaces for you to discuss your work with other attendees before and after sessions.
Attending the full course offers continuity and savings. It’s also possible to book for individual sessions.
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Short Story Course – Workshop #5
This workshop is focussed on helping you tune into your writing and to encourage your inner voice. Tom will explain how he's been able to talk his own feelings for a walk through the short story form, reference to other writers and time for exercises and discussion.
March 16, 2019 10:00 am
Short Story Summer Course – Workshop #1
In this fun, interactive workshop, exploring the lost voices of women from history, you will learn how to write and perform convincing historical flash fiction, using objects and a range of prompts to inspire new stories. With Emily Devane, Cathy Galvin and Sharon Eckman.
April 6, 2019 10:00 am
Short Story Summer Course – Workshop #2
‘Voice’ is one of the most mysterious aspects of fiction to master. But what is it? How do you develop it? Do some people find it more easily than others – and if so why? This masterclass will enable you to experiment with aspects of style including point of view, tenses and structure, allowing you to keep your work fresh, hone your authorial voice and create unforgettable characters who have minds of their own.
May 25, 2019 1:30 pm
Short Story Summer Course – Workshop #3
Spend two hours honing this crucial writing skill. Poorly crafted dialogue undermines all your hard work. Beautifully done it can make your work come alive. During this workshop we will explore ways of using dialogue to advance your story’s plot and develop character. We will also work through published examples, different formats and Ingrid will leave you with a few top tips for creating convincing dialogue.
June 15, 2019 1:30 pm
Short Story Summer Course – Workshop #4
A workshop for us all to explore where the body fits in our work, how to welcome our own bodies more into our writing, and embrace writing as a physical practice. Wear comfortable clothing, be prepared to move (to the extent you are able) as well as write — let’s play together and on the page and see where that takes us.
July 6, 2019 1:30 pm
FULL COURSE: All five workshops from September 2018 to March 2019 PLUS admittance to a special July salon to read your work: £240. Members discounted rate: £190. Please note: the fourth session in February is focussed on individual advice sessions with agents and will have to be booked separately on a first-come, first-served basis. There are only 12 Full Course Tickets available, once full, classes will need to be booked on an individual basis.
INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS: £55. Members discounted rate: £40. For the core sessions with Isabel Costello and Voula Grand, Courttia Newland, Adam Marek and Jenn Ashworth.
Class sizes will be kept to 25 maximum.
SPECIAL FOR MEMBERS
As a “Friend” of the Word Factory, not only do you support the work we do, but you also get priority booking and £10 discount on each workshop + significant discounts on all other Word Factory master classes, salons and talks + special members-only events. Become a valued member of a community of fellow writers.
The course will be run on Saturday mornings at Waterstones, Piccadilly unless otherwise stated. Please Note: there is a slim possibility the venue will change but would still be in central London.
Further information or any specific queries, please email Sophie at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Word Factory Academy
The Word Factory has been leading excellence in short fiction in the UK for over seven years. Our Academy guarantees quality teaching from the best names in publishing, a supportive writing community and small classes – a unique combination of intimacy, connection and inspiration.
We encourage anyone wanting to grow as a writer and reader of quality literature to also attend our salons and talks, free short story club events and to become a member of our community for significant priority booking and discounts.