Reading & Writing Short Stories

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 90 Conc £35 Full £170 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Tuesday 18:30 - 20:30 5 MAC 21/04/2020 19/05/2020 HW3030

What will the course cover?

This 5-session evening programme is for all students who would like to develop short story craft and technique and read a range of published fiction; taught by an award-winning writer of short fiction

Who is the course for?

All students who would like to develop short story craft and technique; this is an intermediate level programme, therefore students should have some experience of creative writing as adults or should enjoy reading some literary fiction

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

None required It is advisable that students have some experience of sharing their writing with others (including friends and family), writing workshops or have completed at least one other writing programme - including one-day Saturday programmes; alternatively, students may enjoy reading some literary fiction

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

*write short stories in a range of forms and styles, drawing on aspects of writing craft and technique *read a range of short stories, from classic to contemporary, with knowledge of some key writers *workshop writing with others *confidently share writing with others *develop your writing within the context of publication, published works and publishing markets

How is the course organised?

The course is structured into five sessions; each one is focused on an aspect of short story craft or technique with writing exercises Students pre-read one published short story weekly outside of class; they also pre-read student writing for workshopping in-class

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Students can read from the booklist provided to extend their knowledge and practice following the session

How will my progress be assessed?

Students will share their writing in the session following a creative writing exercise - and will receive feedback for writing development and for the progression of creative writing study

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Students can take further creative writing programmes: more general programmes or more specialist ones running during the daytime, early evening and on Saturdays

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

None, but please bring a notebook and pen; students may want to purchase books from the reading list

What support is available?

There is a teaching assistant who can offer support to students with physical disabilities