This course is about the short story …
Over the course of 6 workshops, you’ll get a handle on the predominant narrative structures used by short story writers, and implement them in your own work. Completing set writing tasks between workshops, and receiving structured, peer-driven feedback, you’ll develop 3 short stories to completion, with tailored advice on how to shape the story, and how to improve the characterisation, dialogue, and narrative voice. Comma Press, one of the UK’s leading publisher of short fiction is always looking for new voices in short fiction and it’s hoped that this course will unearth and develop contenders for one of their showcases of new writers.
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About the Tutor:
Rebecca Burns is short story writer and novelist. Her work has been published in over thirty online and print journals, and she has won or been placed in many competitions: Fowey Festival of Words and Music Short Story Competition, (winner and runner-up in 2014), Black Pear Press Short Story Competition (2014, winner), Univ. of Sunderland Short Story Award (2016, longlisted), Evesham Festival Story Competition (2016, shortlisted) and Chipping Norton Short Story Award (shortlisted).
Her debut collection of short stories, Catching the Barrmundi, was published by Odyssey Books in 2012 and was longlisted for the Edge Hill Award, the UK’s only prize for short story collections. Her second collection, The Settling Earth (2014) was also longlisted for the Edge Hill. Her third collection, Artefacts and Other Stories, was published in 2017. Her novel The Bishop’s Girl appeared in 2016 and her second novel, Beyond the Bay, was published in September.
Comma Press is a Manchester-based short story specialist publisher
For previous course feedback, testimonials and cancellation policy, click here.
Price: £180 for the full course (Concessions: 2 x £100 fee for single-parent writers, or writers in receipt of a means tested benefit, personal independence payments, or disability living allowance).
Attendees must pay for full course in advance – individual course units not available separately. Numbers on the course are limited to twelve people.
Dates: Six workshops are held over a 6 month period, on the first Wednesday of the month, to enable you to complete writing assignments:
Tickets can be purchased directly from Five Leaves Bookshop only. Bookings close on 19th May.