Sunday Short Story Masterpiece Workshop

Four Sundays, Four Short Masterpieces, Four New Stories

What makes a short story a classic and how do you write one?

In this monthly workshop, we’ll look closely at four “classic” short stories in an attempt to pinpoint what makes them into masterpieces. We will then work with four of your own stories (one a month) and explore ways of enriching them with the elements of a true classic.

The stories we’ll look at this term are: “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway, “A Haunted House” by Virginia Woolf, “The Fly” by Katherine Mansfield, “Bullet in the Brain” by Tobias Wolff

The workshop is aimed at writers with experience of writing workshops and who have at least four stories they’ve been working on for some time.

Dates: Sundays (monthly)
(13 May, 10 June, 8 July, 12 August)

Venue: Islington (details will be sent on booking)
Time: 2-5pm
Fee: £165 (£150 early-bird booking before 20 March)
tea/coffee and cake/snacks provided

pay via PayPal or send cheque made payable to “Shaun Levin” to:
Shaun Levin, PO Box 65016, London N5 9BD
for more details, call 020-7193-7642 or email shaun@shaunlevin.com

limited to 6 participants (1 place remaining)

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Reading to Write Workshop

A SIX-WEEK WORKSHOP FOCUSING ON READING, IMITATION, AND EXPERIMENTATION TO EXPAND AND STRENGTHEN YOUR WRITING VOICE

What does it mean to read as a writer? How can we grow as writers by reading great works? In this practical workshop, we will look at six short novels or collections of stories (see list below) and explore through writing exercises and discussion how to create new and surprising stories, as well as discover the techniques and themes you can apply to your own work.

The workshop is devised for writers of all levels who are willing to try out new ways of writing and thinking about writing.

This term’s books are (click on covers below to go to Amazon): Jamaica Kincaid At the Bottom of the River; Javier Cercas The Tenant; Cynthia Ozick The Shawl; Plato The Symposium (Trans. Christopher Gill); Carole Maso Aureole; Rudyard Kipling Just So Stories

Dates: Wednesdays (fortnightly)
(18 April, 2 May, 16 May, 30 May, 13 June, 27 June)

Venue: Islington (details will be sent on booking)
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: £185 (£160 early-bird booking before 20 March)
tea/coffee and cake/snacks provided

pay via PayPal or send cheque made payable to “Shaun Levin” to:
Shaun Levin, PO Box 65016, London N5 9BD
for more details, call 020-7193-7642 or email shaun@shaunlevin.com

limited to 8 participants (1 place remaining)

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