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2 March 2023
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
PLEASE BE AWARE THE TICKET PRICE IS FOR ALL 6 SESSIONS SO CHECK THE DATES BEFORE YOU PAY TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE AVAILABLE.
About the course
Over the course of 12 weeks we’ll explore the mechanics of short story writing through a craft and techniques approach, following a reading list that takes in classics, the modern greats, magic realism, and recent urban weird.
Together with your course-mates you’ll read and discuss set texts, then apply the techniques you’ve learned to creating your own pieces of work. We’ll look at elements of style, genre, form, ways of creating and writing about character, and the importance of setting, symbolism, and narrative.
At the end of the course everyone will produce a final short story which will be published in a comma press ebook.
PLEASE NOTE Classes are capped at 15 places to ensure a high-quality experience.
£150.00 per ticket (+Booking Fees) which covers 6x sessions over 3 months including detailed feedback and end of course publication in a short story e-book anthology.
Starting on Thursday 2nd March followed by , Thursday 16th March, Thursday 30th March, Thursday 13th April, Thursday 27th April and Thursday 11th May.
All classes will be held on Zoom from 6-8PM.
Considering signing up?
We make our courses as accessible as possible: they span the UK and take place routinely throughout the year; you don’t actually need any previous experience – just enthusiasm for short story writing; and you only need a pen, paper, laptop/computer, and internet access in order to take part and keep in contact.
What our graduates say
Past participants on our Short Story Courses have gone on to be published by the likes of Penguin, Canongate Books, The Best of British Fantasy, Granta, and Ambit Magazine, have work reviewed in the The Guardian, The Irish Times, Lit Hub, Sunday Express and Metro and recognised by awards such as the The Brighton Prize 2018 (Highly Commended), Republic of Consciousness Prize (Shortlisted), TS BIFFY Micro Fiction (Winner), National Association of Writing Groups Short Story Competition (Winner), Northern Soul Northern Writer of the Year Award 2018 (Winner), The Brighton Prize 2018 (Highly Commended), Galley Beggar Short Story Award in 2017/18 (Winner), and the London Independent Story Prize in the Best Film Idea Category (Winner).
“As an aspiring writer, I can’t recommend Comma Press’ Short Story Courses enough: ongoing support from top-class published authors writing today, development of close-reading skills and of course that all important trait – rapid improvement of your writing skills. All this and more, as well as the opportunity to meet the next generation of up and coming talent.” – Past Participant
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