Short Story Course with S J Bradley, Leeds
2 Feb 2017
Location: Carriageworks, The Electric Press, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 3AD
Times: 5.30 - 7.30pm
Price: £180 for the full course + 2 x £30 fee for single-parent writers, or writers in receipt of a means tested benefit, personal independence payments, or disability living allowance (please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information)
Attendees must pay for full course - individual course units not available separately.
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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.
What you need to be familiar with …
You don’t necessarily need any practical experience of writing stories, nor of supervised creative writing of any kind, but it’s important that you have an interest in, and enthusiasm for, the short story form. To get the most from the course, you should be prepared do some background reading, undertake writing tasks between sessions, read the work of others on the course prior to each session, offer tactful – yet frank – feedback, and receive constructive criticism on your own work. The course isn’t geared towards any particular sub-genre within the short story form – be it literary fiction, sci-fi, or horror – we’ll be looking at techniques applicable to all these genres. This course will be taught by author, S J Bradley.
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About the Tutor
SJ Bradley is a writer from Leeds, UK, whose short fiction has been published widely in the US & UK, including in New Willesden Short Stories 7, and Litro magazine. She is the organiser behind Fictions of Every Kind and the Northern Short Story Festival. As an editor, she worked on the Remember Oluwale Writing Prize anthology, available now through Valley Press.