Seven Stories on Sundays: An Online Fiction Workshop
The workshop is fully booked. The next series will start in early 2022.
Seven workshops on seven Sundays between October and December to create stories inspired by the autumnal changes and preparations for the winter (with some nostalgia for the warm summer days).
“Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love – that makes life and nature harmonise. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one's very footsteps may not disturb the repose of earth and air, while they give us a scent that is a perfect anodyne to the restless spirit. Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." George Eliot (Mary Ann Cross)
In these practical workshops, we'll work towards a first draft of several of your own short stories. The workshops take place on Zoom on irregular Sundays (please check dates below). Write, share work and connect with other writers from around the world.
You'll be encouraged to keep developing your stories between sessions, and use the accountability that a small group of writers provides to complete a first draft of three short stories.
All participants will be invited to share their stories on the workshop's private blog.
Through writing exercises and discussion, we'll explore what it takes to create multi-layered stories with a strong and unique voice. The series of workshops is devised to suit writers of all levels who are willing to try out new ways of writing and thinking about writing. We'll look closely at other stories, but the focus will be very much on your own writing in the workshops themselves and between sessions.
Dates: 17 & 24 October, 7 & 14 & 21 November, 5 & 12 December
Time: 5-7.30pm CET, click here for the corresponding start time where you are.
Full fee: €270 / Reduced fee: €230
limited to 12 participants
About the tutor: Shaun Levin is the author of Seven Sweet Things, A Year of Two Summers, and Snapshots of The Boy, amongst other books. His short stories have been anthologised alongside such writers as Nadine Gordimer, Ali Smith, and Edmund White. He edits The A3 Review and is the creator of Writing Maps. Shaun has been teaching creative writing for over twenty years, and is the author of The Writing Notebooks, a series of guides for writers taking on book-length projects.
“But when fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you.” Stephen King, "Salem's Lot"